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]

  • IPA(key): /kɛrs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kers
  • Rhymes: -ɛrs

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch kerse, 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. A cherry tree, one of certain trees of the genus Prunus, especially the subgenus Cerasus.
  2. A cherry, a stone fruit of a cherry tree.
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Descendants[edit]
  • West Frisian: kers
  • Caribbean Hindustani: kers
  • Indonesian: kers, kersen
  • Malay: kersen
  • Negerhollands: kirsch
  • Sranan Tongo: kersi
  • Afrikaans: kersie (diminutive form)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch kerse, kersse, from Old Dutch *kersa, *kressa, from Proto-West Germanic *karsjā, *krassjā, from Proto-Germanic *krasjǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *gras-. Cognates include Sanskrit ग्रसति (grasati); related to English cress, German Kresse.

Kresse

Noun[edit]

kers f (uncountable)

  1. cress (watercress, garden cress), used of certain plants of the family Brassicaceae, esp. for plants of the genus Rorippa and Lepidium sativum.
  2. nasturtium, Tropaeolum majus
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Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

kers

  1. indefinite genitive singular of ker

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kers c (plural kersen, diminutive kerske)

  1. (Clay) cherry

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Further reading[edit]

  • kers (II)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011