aarde

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch aarde, from Middle Dutch āerde, from Old Dutch ertha, from Proto-Germanic *erþō.

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Noun[edit]

aarde (plural aardes, diminutive aardetjie)

  1. Earth (planet)
    • 1917, Christiaan Louis Leipoldt, Praatjies met die Kinders, page 115.
      Die sterre van sij stelsel het miskien ook eenmaal gebrand en hulle eie lig uitgegee, maar vandag is hulle morsdood en koud, net soos ons ou aarde.
      The stars of its system have perhaps once burned and emitted their own light as well, but today they are stone-dead and cold, just like our old Earth.
    • 1990, Tydskrif vir volkskunde en volkstaal, page 6.
      Koning Leeu belê 'n groot bosberaad, en hulle besluit eenparig om al die riviere op te dam sodat die water oor die aarde stoot en die ganse mensgeslag verdrink.
      King Lion convokes a large forest council, and they decide unanimously to dam all the rivers so that the water crashes over the Earth and the entire human race drowns.
  2. (uncountable) earth, ground, soil
    • 1976, Tydskrif vir volkskunde en volkstaal, vol. 32, page 11.
      Veral in die dae van Mundt, die vooruitstrewende boer wat twee tuiniers uit Duitsland ingevoer het, is die vrugteboord oor 'n groot lap aarde uitgebrei.
      In the days of Mundt in particular, that forward-thinking farmer who brought two market-gardeners from Germany over, the orchard expanded over a large tract of ground.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːr.də/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: aar‧de
  • Rhymes: -aːrdə

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch āerde, from Old Dutch ertha, from Proto-Germanic *erþō.

Noun[edit]

aarde f (plural aardes, diminutive aardetje n)

  1. earth, soil, ground
    Synonyms: grond, bodem
  2. (electricity) earth, ground
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The final -e is usually dropped in compounds.

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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

aarde

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of aarden