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  • IPA(key): /knoːp/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: knoop
  • Rhymes: -oːp

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch cnôop, from Old Dutch *knōp, from Proto-Germanic *knaupaz. Cognate with German Knauf.


knoop m (plural knopen, diminutive knoopje n)

  1. button (knob or small disc serving as a fastener)
  2. knot (i.e. a loop of string or any other long flexible material which cannot be untied without pulling part of the string through the loops)
    Ik zit in de knoop.
    I'm in a hard spot. / I'm all tied up.
  3. (mathematics) knot
  4. (nautical) knot (i.e. a unit of velocity, corresponding to traveling a distance of 1 nautical mile per hour)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.



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