loods

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Etymology 1[edit]

Back-formation from loodsman, from Middle English lodesman, from Old English lādmann (guide). The first part lād (journey), from Proto-Germanic *laidō, the second part mann, from Proto-Germanic *mann-.

Noun[edit]

loods m (plural loodsen, diminutive loodsje n)

  1. (navigation) pilot, expert who helps navigate to the harbor or coast
  2. (zoology) pilot fish
  3. (by extension) guide
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Verb[edit]

loods

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

loods m, f (plural loodsen, diminutive loodsje n)}

  1. shed, protective building
  2. (logistics) warehouse
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