kalf

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch kalf

Noun[edit]

kalf (plural kalwers, diminutive kalfie)

  1. young bovine, calf

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch kalven

Verb[edit]

kalf (present kalf, present participle kalwende, past participle gekalf)

  1. to calve

Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɑlf/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kalf
  • Rhymes: -ɑlf
  • Rhymes: -ɑlf

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch calf, from Old Dutch calf, from Proto-Germanic *kalbaz.

Noun[edit]

kalf n (plural kalveren, diminutive kalfje n)

  1. calf (young cow or bull; young bovine)
  2. calf (young elefant; young deer; young of certain marine mammals)
  3. (obsolete, derogatory) Calvinist [16th - 17th c.]
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

kalf

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

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

kalf

  1. Alternative form of calf (calf (young cow))

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kalbaz.

Noun[edit]

kalf n

  1. calf (young bovine)

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