schepsel

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsxɛp.səl/
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Etymology[edit]

from the root of scheppen 'to create' + -sel (which indicates a result)

Noun[edit]

schepsel n (plural schepsels or schepselen, diminutive schepseltje n)

  1. creature, a life form (believed to be created in most religious traditions)
  2. wretch; vulnerable, contemptible, or miserable individual