verjaardag etymology

Dutch word verjaardag comes from Dutch dag, Dutch verjaren

Detailed word origin of verjaardag

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dag Dutch (nld) Day (period of 24 hours). Daytime (time between sunrise and sunset) Goodbye, same shortening. Hello, short for 'goodday; goodbye' A line used to fasten young sailors while training boarding a hostile ship or climbing the rigging. A piece of rope, used to punish sailors with, on the spot or in running the gauntlet.
verjaren Dutch (nld) (legal) become expired due to a statute of limitations. To have one's birthday.
verjaardag Dutch (nld) Birthday.

Words with the same origin as verjaardag

Descendants of dag
-daags doeg eerstdaags gedaagde