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Dutch to English Poetry & Literature Translation Glossary

Dutch term English translation
aan vlijt ten onder gaan working ourselves into the grave
‘calimerogevoel’ 'underdog'
Entered by: Charline Helsmoortel
besteekband (bookcloth) headband
Entered by: Johan Venter
Die het kleine versmaadt is het groote niet waard. He that despises the little is not worthy of the great.
dwaallichtjes wisps, Will-o'-the-Wisps, fenlights, etc.
Entered by: Johan Venter
gué a ford
Havensnaken Scallywags
Ik zie het wel zitten + context I see my/our/the way clear
Entered by: Charline Helsmoortel
knepen folds
Entered by: Johan Venter
levenschrift; leven-schrift life writing; life-writing
Narrigheden en narigheden jests and jolts
Entered by: Charline Helsmoortel
Oat, oat! Off with you
op scherp zetten to sharpen
Entered by: Dennis Seine
Overal heerscht de kastegeest en domperij! caste mentality and intolerance prevails everywhere
pikante geruchten juicy gossip
sagt soft
Setiken met him, donderen op, ouwe sok, kedokmiter, perèk, lopen jou naden man. Choke’m up, get away (you) old fart!, bugger, go rot in hell, go take a trip to the moon, man!
sluizen en viaducten locks and viaducts
tot wirsien goot(e) day
turlelut turlelut
Entered by: Lianne van de Ven
uitgerangeerde kerkhistoricus a now marginalized church historian, a church historian of former importance
Entered by: Dennis Seine
volksschoonheid woman of vulgar beauty
zedenschets moral drama
Entered by: Anne Lee

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