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Voeren aen, aenvoeren, to introduce, to bring forward. Dij , thee, thou. Laf, lazy,
listless. So, by this, thus. Al, the whole. Af, off from, removed away, made farther
distant. MUST IS FOR A KINO. This order is given with uncalled for instance, in a
Voer, the imperative of voeren, to bring out, to advance, to put forth. Ijver, zeal,
ardour. In the phrase my old friend, old is as hold, kind, affectionate. A
GREENHORN. An awkward uncouth person, an unlicked cub. Erg. * Pleasant,
cheerful; in the ...
Voeren, to. put forward. Krouw, krauw, kraauw, a stroke with the talon or claw.
Jemand een lustige krauw geeven is, to give a man a proper rebuff, a sickener.
Bieden, to offer. Houwhond, a rough dog. Bauwen, to make mouths. Toe hun, to
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Anyone who has enjoyed the mad book of "French" nursery rhymes, "Mots d'Heures: Gousses, Rames" by Luis van Rooten will love this account of the "Dutch" origins of, not only old English nursery rhymes, but also common phrases like "Raining cats and dogs", expressed in real Dutch words that sound like the original, but translate as something quite different!
It's a long read, and probably more meaningful if you speak Dutch, but good for a straight-faced laugh, if you know what I mean!
I was also impressed by some of the nursery rhymes that haven't survived into modern English, because they are so politically incorrect.