groep

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from Italian gruppo, though possibly borrowed via French groupe.

Noun[edit]

groep f, m (plural groepen, diminutive groepje n)

  1. group
    • 1604, Karel Van Mander, Het schilder-boeck, publ. by Jacob Pietersz. Wachter (print from 1618), page 112.
      Hier is ſeer aerdich uytgebeeldt een grouwelijck Zee-onweder / daer oock noch ander Schepen en Schuyten vande felle winden worden bevochten / ſeer wel en met grooter aendacht ghedaen: ghelijck oock is eenen groep beelden in de locht / in verſcheyden ghedaenten van quade gheeſten / die als Winden blaſen / om 't Schip / dat door de raſende golven met riemen crachtelijck wort geroeyt / te beletten.
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  2. circuit in an electrical installation, protected by a circuit breaker

Usage notes[edit]

Contemporarily, in the areas of Belgium and the Netherlands where the masculine and feminine grammatical genders haven't merged into a common gender, the word normally takes the masculine gender. The feminine gender may still occur in formal Dutch from the Netherlands.

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