zondebok etymology

Dutch word zondebok comes from Dutch bok, Dutch zonde

Detailed word origin of zondebok

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bok Dutch (nld) (gymnastics) vaulting horse. (pejorative) churl, grouch. (pejorative) oaf, bumpkin. (printing) job case, type case. A crane on legs. Box, perch (driver's seat on a carriage). Male goat, buck, billy. Sawbuck, buck.
zonde Dutch (nld) (religion, chiefly, Christianity) sin; sinfulness (state of alienation from God or any other deity caused by such offences). Shame; pity; waste (something regrettable for other than moral reasons). Sin (offence against moral and/or divine law).
zondebok Dutch (nld) Scapegoat.

Words with the same origin as zondebok

Descendants of bok
capriool keper
Descendants of zonde
sund zondaar zondig