kers

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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