kers

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See also: Kers, KERS, and ķers

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dialectal Dutch kers (candle), variant of kaars, from Middle Dutch kerse. The Dutch development -er--aar- before a dental consonant is absent in a number of Afrikaans words (compare lantern, perd, stert, werd).

Noun[edit]

kers (plural kerse, diminutive kersie)

  1. candle

Usage notes[edit]

  • The diminutive kersie is the same as the noun kersie (cherry); it is avoided unless the context is clear.

Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Ultimately from Vulgar Latin ceresia, from the neuter plural of Late Latin ceresium, from Latin cerasium, from Ancient Greek κεράσιον (kerásion, cherry), from κερασός (kerasós, bird cherry), ultimately possibly of Anatolian origin.

Noun[edit]

Rode kersen
Red cherries

kers f (plural kersen, diminutive kersje n)

  1. cherry (fruit and tree)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with English cress, German Kresse

Noun[edit]

kers f (uncountable)

  1. cress (watercress, garden cress)
  2. nasturtium, Tropaeolum majus
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Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

kers

  1. indefinite genitive singular of ker

West Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

kers c (plural kersen or kjersen)

  1. cherry