bouwval etymology

Dutch word bouwval comes from Dutch val, Dutch bouw

Detailed word origin of bouwval

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
val Dutch (nld) (obsolete) catfish (in compounds) case. (in compounds) nightfall. Downfall, demise. Fall (act of falling). Trap, snare.
bouw Dutch (nld) (historical) A unit of measure for area on Java, equivalent to about 0.7 hectare; a portion of agricultural land of this size. (dialectal, archaic) cultivation, tillage. Construction.
bouwval Dutch (nld) Ruin.