kraai

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See also: kraj

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Germanic; the sound could also be an independent sound imitation

Noun[edit]

kraai m, f (plural kraaien, diminutive kraaitje n)

  1. (zoology) A crow
  2. (by extension) Related birds of genus Corvus
  3. A crow's creaky sound
  4. (figuratively) A person dressed in black
  5. (figuratively) Undertaker or undertaker's employee
  6. (figuratively) A blue pennant indicating the presence of a navigation pilot
Derived terms[edit]
  • (by species) bonte kraai
  • kraaiachtig (adjective)
  • etc;

Verb[edit]

kraai

  1. first-person singular present indicative of kraaien
  2. imperative of kraaien

Etymology 2[edit]

From French craie (apparently unrelated to craie 'chalc')

Noun[edit]

kraai f (plural kraaien, diminutive kraaitje n)

  1. A craye, Scandinavian vessel type