leegte etymology

Dutch word leegte comes from Dutch -te, Dutch leeg ((figuratively) listless, lethargic. Empty, hollow.)

Detailed word origin of leegte

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-te Dutch (nld) See ge- -te. A suffix that forms the singular of the past tense of weak verbs, the root of which ends in a voiceless consonant Appended to an adjective, making a feminine noun which refers to the size or quality referred to by the adjective, cognate to -th.. Appended to the stem of a verb, yields a feminine noun which refers to the object of such a verb.
leeg Dutch (nld) (figuratively) listless, lethargic. Empty, hollow.
leegte Dutch (nld) Emptiness.

Words with the same origin as leegte

Descendants of -te
aangifte belofte beroerte drukte geboorte gedeelte gedeeltelijk gekte gelofte gesteente gewoonte groente grootte hitte menigte moeite ongedierte sterkte stilte verte vlakte warmte zwaartekracht zwakte