handlaer

Discussion in 'Nederlands (Dutch)' started by mia0815, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. mia0815 Senior Member

    Taiwan
    Taiwanese
    Every autumn fur traders--handlaers, they called themselves--paid hunters in advance with such trade goods, expecting in return fur pelts and animal skins.

    The Orphanmaster (a novel) by Jean Zimmerman

    Is there an English equivalent of 'handlaer'? Please help. Thank you.
     
  2. petoe

    petoe Senior Member

    Dutch - Flemish
    If they called themselves handlaers, I don't think there is an English equivalent.
    The dutch word 'handelaar' means trader, merchant.
     
  3. mia0815 Senior Member

    Taiwan
    Taiwanese
    Thank you very much!
     

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