scherm

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Afrikaans, from Dutch.

Noun[edit]

scherm (plural scherms)

  1. A temporary shelter made from branches.
    • 1885, H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines, Cassel and Company (1907), page 53:
      ... [W]e went to work to build a "scherm" near one of the pools and about a hundred yards to the right of it. This is done by cutting a quantity of thorn bushes and piling them in the shape of a circular hedge. Then the space enclosed is smoothed, and dry tambouki grass, if obtainable, is made into a bed in the centre, and a fire or fires lighted.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

scherm n (plural schermen, diminutive schermpje n)

  1. screen, protection
  2. awning, sunblind
  3. display screen, monitor
  4. (botany) umbel

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

scherm

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