grachtengordel etymology

Dutch word grachtengordel comes from Dutch gracht, Dutch gordel, Dutch -en-

Detailed word origin of grachtengordel

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
gracht Dutch (nld) (Belgium) ditch, trench (in the countryside, referring to both those that contain water and those that are dry). (Netherlands) canal (in a city, with houses on each side). (obsolete) grave.
gordel Dutch (nld) Belt, a (typically leather) band worn around the waist. Belt, roughly belt-shaped area.
-en- Dutch (nld) Genitival interfix indicating that the former part is a characteristic of the latter.
grachtengordel Dutch (nld) (politics, figurative) alleged abode of the elite. Canal belt; used mostly to refer to canal system of Amsterdam, and to lesser extent to similar systems in other Dutch cities.

Words with the same origin as grachtengordel

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