kaas

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See also: Kaas and Kääs

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kaas, from Middle Dutch câse, from Old Dutch *kāsi, from Proto-West Germanic *kāsī, borrowed from Latin cāseus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɑːs/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

kaas (plural kase, diminutive kaasie)

  1. cheese

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Sotho: kase
  • Tswana: kase

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch câse, from Old Dutch *kāsi, from late Proto-West Germanic *kāsī, borrowed from Latin cāseus.

Compare Limburgish kieës, West Flemish koas, Zealandic kaes, Old Saxon kāsi, Middle Low German kêse, Dutch Low Saxon keze, German Low German Kees, Plautdietsch Kjees, Old Frisian kīse, tzīse, Saterland Frisian Síes, West Frisian tsiis, Old English ċīese, Middle English chese, English cheese, Scots cheese, Old High German chāsi, Middle High German kæse, German Käse, Alemannic German Chääs, Swabian Kääs, Bavarian Kas, Cimbrian kese, Mòcheno kas, East Franconian Kaas, Hunsrik Kees, Luxembourgish Kéis, Rhine Franconian Kies, Palatine German Kees, Pennsylvania German Kaes, Vilamovian kȳz, Yiddish קעז‎(kez‎).

More distantly connected to Romanian caș, Italian cacio, Portuguese queijo, Spanish queso, Old Breton cos, Breton keuz, Old Cornish cos, Cornish keus, Old Welsh caus, Welsh caws, Old Irish cáise, Irish cáis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kaas m (plural kazen, diminutive kaasje n)

  1. cheese

Derived terms[edit]

-general:

-types of cheese:

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: kaas
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: kasi
  • Jersey Dutch: kääs
  • Negerhollands: kaas, kaes
  • Aukan: kasi
  • Papiamentu: keshi (from the diminutive)
  • Peranakan Indonesian: kas
  • Sranan Tongo: kasi
    • Caribbean Hindustani: kási
    • Saramaccan: kási

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *kanci. Cognate with Finnish kansi, Ingrian kanz, Karelian kansi, Võro kaas', Votic kaasi.

Noun[edit]

kaas (genitive kaane, partitive kaant)

  1. cover

Declension[edit]

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