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English term or phrase:fox
Dutch translation:Vos
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20:28 Jul 2, 2001
English to Dutch translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: fox
I am lloking for the dutch translation of the word Fox. I have ancestors named Fox, and i believe their names may be listed in the Dutch translation.
John Fischer
Vos
Explanation:
A fox is a member of the familie of the Canidae or dog-like animals. The dutch translation is fox. If it is a name it could be also 'De Vos' or 'de Vos' or even 'Den Vos' or 'Van Den Vos' or 'Van Den Vosse' or 'Van den Vossche'.
I'm living in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium and it is a quite frequent name.

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AAAmedical
navosPaul Adriaenssens
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Vos


Explanation:
Can be found in any dictionary.

Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 23:43
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
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13 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Vos


Explanation:
A fox is a member of the familie of the Canidae or dog-like animals. The dutch translation is fox. If it is a name it could be also 'De Vos' or 'de Vos' or even 'Den Vos' or 'Van Den Vos' or 'Van Den Vosse' or 'Van den Vossche'.
I'm living in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium and it is a quite frequent name.

Good luck

AAAmedical
Belgium
Local time: 07:43
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 139
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agree  Brigitte Gendebien
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1 day 5 hrs
vos


Explanation:
a couple of other forms for the 'vos'-related family names:

simply Vos (1)
or Vosch (2)
also Vossen (3)
Vosschen (4)

Dutch (the Netherlands, 1 and 3) spelling of names tends to be simpler than Flemish (Belgium, 2 and 4)

both 'vos' and 'fox' are derived from Latin 'vulpes'; funny also 'wolf' (same in both languages, but phonetically pronunced in Dutch/Flemish) derives from the same root, although 'wolf' is 'lupus' in Latin (French 'loup', It. 'lupo' etc.)
family names 'De Wolf', 'Wolfs' are also quite common
French 'renard' relates to 'Reinaert', the fox's name in the Flemish medieval animal epic
(Italian kept 'vulpo'); 'Reinaert'
-ironically of course- stands for 'rein + aard': 'clean of character',

my great-grandfather was nicknamed 'het voske' (little fox) because of his red hair, which may be one of the possible origins of the name, the other being 'a sly person'



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