Schaf

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Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from German Schaf, or else influenced by it. Doublet of Schooff, which was inherited.

Noun[edit]

Schaf n

  1. (Uri, rare) sheep

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German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia de
Ein Schaf

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German schāf, from Old High German scāf, from Proto-Germanic *skēpą, akin to Luxembourgish Schof, Hunsrik Schof, German Low German Schaap, Dutch schaap, Afrikaans skaap, English sheep, and West Frisian skiep. See sheep for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Schaf n (genitive Schafs or Schafes, plural Schafe, diminutive Schäfchen n or Schäflein n)

  1. sheep
    Schafwollesheep's wool
    ein Schaf scherento shear a sheep

Usage notes[edit]

  • The singular means especially, though not exclusively, a female sheep (modern standard German having no generally applicable word for ewe).

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Descendants[edit]

  • Alemannic German: Schaf

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German schaf, from Old High German scaf, from Proto-Germanic *skapą. Cognate with regional German Schaff (tub, vat; cupboard), Dutch schap.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Schaf m (plural Schief)

  1. cupboard; cabinet

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