geus

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɣøːs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: geus
  • Rhymes: -øːs

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French gueux (beggar), from Middle Dutch [Term?] guyte (rascal, good-for-nothing, freeloader).

Noun[edit]

geus m or f (plural geuzen, diminutive geusje n or geuske n)

  1. (historical, chiefly in the plural) A supporter of the insurrectionist faction in the Spanish Netherlands, who became the enemies of the Spanish crown, formalised in 1566 (originally a polemic insult, but soon reappropriated)
  2. (now rare) Any one of the Protestants in the Low Countries, in particular of a Reformed tradition, especially as opposed to Catholics.
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Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: Geus

Adjective[edit]

geus (not comparable)

  1. belonging or related to the faction of the geuzen (sense 1 above)
  2. (archaic, now rare) Protestant
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of geus
uninflected geus
inflected geuze
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial geus
indefinite m./f. sing. geuze
n. sing. geus
plural geuze
definite geuze
partitive geus
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Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened form of geuzelambiek.

Noun[edit]

geus m (plural geuzen, diminutive geusje n or geuske n)

  1. geuzelambiek, a beer type originally brewed in the rue des Gueux in Brussels, hence the name.

Etymology 3[edit]

Shortened form of geuzenvlag.

Noun[edit]

geus f (plural geuzen, diminutive geusje n)

  1. a small type of flag, flown at a ship's bowsprit; originally a geuzenvlag

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]