valstrik etymology

Dutch word valstrik comes from Dutch strik (Snare. Tangle (in one's hair). Tie, knot.), Dutch val

Detailed word origin of valstrik

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
strik Dutch (nld) Snare. Tangle (in one's hair). Tie, knot.
val Dutch (nld) (obsolete) catfish (in compounds) case. (in compounds) nightfall. Downfall, demise. Fall (act of falling). Trap, snare.
valstrik Dutch (nld) (figuratively) any kind of trap or ploy made to deceive. (literally) snare, trap for catching animals or trespassers.