schacht

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Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • schaft (archaic; not for a person)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch schacht, from Old Dutch skaft, from Proto-Germanic *skaftaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

schacht m (plural schachten, diminutive schachtje n)

  1. A shaft, a pole-shaped object or part of one, e.g. a handle
  2. A shaft, an access opening
  3. (college) A pledge, freshman, especially if subject to hazing

Derived terms[edit]


Low German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

schacht m

  1. uncapitalized form of Schacht

Middle Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon skaft, from Proto-Germanic *skaftaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (South-East, later North) IPA(key): [ɕaxt]
  • (North) IPA(key): [skaxt]
  • (West) IPA(key): [sxaxt]

Noun[edit]

schacht m

  1. a shaft, a pole upon which something is attached
  2. a shaft, a tunnel driven vertically into the ground