knecht

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *kneht, from Proto-Germanic *knehtaz. Cognate with German Knecht, English knight.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /knɛxt/ (northern Netherlands)
  • IPA(key): /knɛç(t)/ (Limburg)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

knecht m (plural knechten or knechts, diminutive knechtje n)

  1. servant
  2. (by extension) assistant, -hand, employee
  3. (pejorative) flunky

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Derived terms[edit]

(types by task/employer)