graaf

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See also: graf and -graaf

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

graaf (plural grawe, diminutive grafie, feminine gravin)

  1. earl, count
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

graaf (plural grawe, diminutive grafie)

  1. shovel
Related terms[edit]

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɣraːf/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: graaf
  • Rhymes: -aːf

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch grâve, from Old Dutch grāvo.

Noun[edit]

graaf m (plural graven, diminutive graafje n, feminine gravin)

  1. earl, count
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Negerhollands: grave

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

graaf m (plural grafen, diminutive graafje n)

  1. (graph theory) graph

Etymology 3[edit]

From French grave (serious, grave). Most likely influenced by Dutch erg which can mean "serious, grave" as well as "very".

Adjective[edit]

graaf (comparative graafer, superlative graafst)

  1. (slang, Belgium) cool (in the sense of nice or impressive)
    Skateboarden is graver dan inline-skaten! — Skateboarding is cooler than inline skating!

Adverb[edit]

graaf

  1. (slang, Belgium) very
    Dat is graaf duur. — That's very expensive.

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

graaf

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

Farefare[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch graaf, German Graf.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

graaf

  1. earl, count