manschap

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From man +‎ -schap (-ship).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manschap n, m (plural manschappen, diminutive manschapje n)

  1. n homage, a feudal pledge of loyalty
  2. m (only common in the plural) a soldier, especially enlisted, as unit of military manpower
  3. crew, which mans a ship etc.

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]