dorp

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch dorp, which see for more. Doublet of thorp, and possibly also of troop and troupe.

Noun[edit]

dorp (plural dorps)

  1. (now chiefly South Africa) A village or small town; a town considered provincial.
    • 1599, [Thomas] Nashe, Nashes Lenten Stuffe, [], London: [] [Thomas Judson and Valentine Simmes] for N[icholas] L[ing] and C[uthbert] B[urby] [], OCLC 228714942, page 8:
      Omnium rerum viciſſitudo eſt, ones falling, is anothers riſing, and ſo fell it out with that ruind Dorpe or hamlet, which after it had relapſt into the Lordes handes for want of reparations, and there were not men enough in it to defend the ſhore from inuaſion, one Cerdicus a Plaſhing Saxon, that had reueld here and there with his battleaxe, on the bordring bankes of the decrepite ouerworne village now ſurnamed Gorleſtone threw forth his anchor, and with the aſſiſtance of his ſpeare, in ſtead of a pikeſtaffe, leapt agroũd like a ſturdie bruite, and his yeomen bolde caſt their heeles in their necke, and friſkt it after him, []
    • 1952, Doris Lessing, Martha Quest, Panther 1974, p. 51:
      ‘You can't hang about this dorp doing nothing.’
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 186:
      I took on a case in the little dorp of Villiers in the Orange Free State.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch dorp, from Middle Dutch dorp, from Old Dutch *thorp, from Proto-Germanic *þurpą.

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dorp (plural dorpe, diminutive dorpie)

  1. town
  2. village

Descendants[edit]

  • Sotho: toropo
  • Tswana: toropo
  • Venda: ḓorobo
  • Xhosa: idolophu

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch dorp, from Old Dutch thorp, from Proto-West Germanic *þorp, from Proto-Germanic *þurpą. Doublet of terp.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɔrp/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: dorp
  • Rhymes: -ɔrp

Noun[edit]

dorp n (plural dorpen, diminutive dorpje n)

  1. village, small settlement

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