gracht

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Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (canal, grave): graft (obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch gracht, from Old Dutch *graft, *graht, from Proto-Germanic *graftuz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɣrɑxt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gracht
  • Rhymes: -ɑxt

Noun[edit]

Een gracht in Amsterdam.
A canal in Amsterdam.

gracht f or m (plural grachten, diminutive grachtje n)

  1. (Netherlands) canal (in a city, with houses on each side)
    Synonym: rui
  2. (Belgium) ditch, trench (in the countryside, referring to both those that contain water and those that are dry)
    • 2017 January 10, Het Laatste Nieuws, "Monsterfile op E17 na ongeval in Destelbergen, vrachtwagen in gracht op E40".
      Op de E40 tussen Beernem en Aalter kreeg een vrachtwagen rond 7 uur 's morgens een klapband. Hierdoor belandde de vrachtwagen, die geladen was met aarde, op zijn zijkant in de gracht.
      A truck got a flat tyre on the E40 between Beernem and Aalter around 7 o'clock in the morning. This caused the truck, which was loaded with earth, to end up on its side in the ditch.
    Synonyms: gleuf, greppel, geul, rui, sloot

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Noun[edit]

gracht n (plural grachten, diminutive grachtje n)

  1. (obsolete) grave

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *graft, *graht, from Proto-Germanic *graftuz.

Noun[edit]

gracht f or n

  1. (neuter) grave
  2. ditch, canal, dug watercourse
  3. groove

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Further reading[edit]

  • gracht”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • gracht”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch gracht.

Noun[edit]

gracht c (plural grachten, diminutive grachtsje)

  1. (rare) Alternative form of grêft.