kraai

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Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch kraai

Noun[edit]

kraai (plural kraaie)

  1. crow

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch kraaien

Verb[edit]

kraai (present kraai, present participle kraaiende, past participle gekraai)

  1. to crow

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kraːi̯/
  • Rhymes: -aːi̯
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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (zoology) 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]

Etymology 2[edit]

From French craie.

Noun[edit]

kraai f (plural kraaien, diminutive kraaitje n)

  1. A craye, Scandinavian vessel type

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

kraai

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