kraai

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch craie, from Old Dutch *krāia, from Proto-Germanic *krēǭ.

Noun[edit]

kraai m, f (plural kraaien, diminutive kraaitje n)

  1. (zoology) A crow, Corvus corone.
  2. (zoology) Related birds of the genus Corvus or of the family Corvidae.
  3. A crow's creaky sound
  4. (figuratively) A person dressed in black
  5. (figuratively) Undertaker or undertaker's employee
  6. (figuratively) A blue pennant indicating the presence of a navigation pilot
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

kraai

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

Etymology 2[edit]

From French craie.

Noun[edit]

kraai f (plural kraaien, diminutive kraaitje n)

  1. A craye, Scandinavian vessel type