klomp

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch klomp.

Noun[edit]

klomp (plural klomps or klompen)

  1. A Dutch wooden clog.
    • 1900, William Elliot Griffis, The American in Holland:
      Elisha could have saved his ox-yokes and made a farewell feast out of his shoes, had he been a Dutchman. The cast-off klomps of Holland must, in the course of a year, form a considerable addition to the stock of fuel.

Verb[edit]

klomp (third-person singular simple present klomps, present participle klomping, simple past and past participle klomped)

  1. (intransitive) To walk heavily or stomp, as though walking in clogs or wooden shoes.

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch klomp, from Middle Dutch clompe, from Old Dutch *klumpo, from Proto-Germanic *klumpô, from Proto-Indo-European *glembʰ-.

Noun[edit]

klomp (plural klompe, diminutive klompie)

  1. Wooden shoe, clog.
  2. Mass, lump, chunk.

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch clompe (lump or mass of metal, wooden shoe, clump), from Old Dutch *klumpo, from Proto-Germanic *klumpô (lump, clump, mass; clasp), from Proto-Indo-European *glembʰ- (clamp, mass). Cognate with Old Frisian klumpa, English clump, Low German Klump, German Klumpen. Related to clamp.

Souvenirklompjes
Souvenir clogs

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /klɔmp/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: klomp
  • Rhymes: -ɔmp

Noun[edit]

klomp m (plural klompen, diminutive klompje n)

  1. A wooden shoe, clog.
  2. A mass, a nugget, a lump, a chunk.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: klomp
  • English: klomp, clomp
  • Sranan Tongo: klompu