duiker
noun Etymology: Afrikaans, literally, diver, from duik to dive, from Middle Dutch dūken; akin to Old High German tūhhan to dive — more at duck Date: 1777 any of several small African antelopes comprising two genera (Cephalophus and Sylvicapra)

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  • Duiker — ist der Name von Johannes Duiker (auch Jan Duiker; 1890−1935), niederländischer Architekt und Autor K. Sello Duiker (eigentlich Kabelo Duiker; 1974−2005), südafrikanischer Schriftsteller Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung z …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • duiker — [dī′kər] n. pl. duikers or duiker [Du duiker, lit., a diver < duiken, to DUCK2] any of several small African antelopes (as genera Cephalophus and Sylvicapra) common south of the Sahara …   English World dictionary

  • Duiker —   [ dœjkər], Jan, niederländischer Architekt, * Den Haag 1. 3. 1890, ✝ Amsterdam 23. 2. 1935; beeinflusst von der Bauhausarchitektur, Mitglied der Stijl Gruppe. Duiker bestimmte mit seinen Stahlbetonbauten wesentlich das Bild der modernen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • duiker — ● duiker nom masculin Petite antilope au pelage gris, d Afrique tropicale …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Duiker — Duikers Temporal range: Late Miocene to Recent Maxwell s Duiker, Cephalophus maxwellii Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • duiker — /duy keuhr/, n., pl. duikers, (esp. collectively) duiker. any of several small African antelopes of the Cephalophus, Sylvicapra, and related genera, the males and often the females having short, spikelike horns: some are endangered. [1770 80; <… …   Universalium

  • duiker — Cualquiera de 19 especies de pequeños antílopes tímidos. Habitan gran parte de África, pero raras veces son vistos por los seres humanos. El duiker gris o de la sabana (Sylvicapra grimmia) tiene patas largas y vive en las sabanas con matorrales o …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • duiker — dui•ker [[t]ˈdaɪ kər[/t]] n. pl. kers, (esp. collectively) ker. mam any small African antelope of the genera Cephalophus and Sylvicapra, having short spikelike horns • Etymology: 1770–80; < Afrik, D duiker diver …   From formal English to slang

  • duiker — /ˈdaɪkə/ (say duykuh) noun (plural duikers, duiker) any of the small African antelopes with spike like horns (usually on the males only), which plunge through and under bushes instead of leaping over them and which are included in two genera,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • duiker — n. 1 (also duyker) any African antelope of the genus Cephalophus, usu. having a crest of long hair between its horns. 2 S.Afr. the long tailed cormorant, Phalacrocorax africanus. Etymology: Du. duiker diver: in sense 1, from plunging through… …   Useful english dictionary

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