bokkensprong etymology

Dutch word bokkensprong comes from Dutch bok, Dutch -en-, Dutch sprong (Jump, leap.)

Detailed word origin of bokkensprong

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bok Dutch (nld) (gymnastics) vaulting horse. (pejorative) churl, grouch. (pejorative) oaf, bumpkin. (printing) job case, type case. A crane on legs. Box, perch (driver's seat on a carriage). Male goat, buck, billy. Sawbuck, buck.
-en- Dutch (nld) Genitival interfix indicating that the former part is a characteristic of the latter.
sprong Dutch (nld) Jump, leap.
bokkensprong Dutch (nld) Caper, capriole. Odd manoeuvre, eccentric or strange action.

Words with the same origin as bokkensprong

Descendants of bok
capriool keper
Descendants of -en-
beddengoed bijenkorf boekenkast dierenarts dierenbescherming dodental gastenverblijf gekkenhuis heksenjacht kippenhok kippenvel klokkentoren kurkentrekker lijkenhuis lippenstift mensenhandel pannenkoek plankenkoorts platencontract poppenkast poppenspeler ruggengraat sterrenbeeld woordenwisseling zakkenwasser
Descendants of sprong
achterin gelegen gelegenheid in indien ineens ingaan ingang inhuren inkomen innemen inpakken inslag instappen instelling instorten integendeel intussen invullen inzetten inzien liggen neerleggen ten tenslotte