kraai

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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]

Een kraai verzorgt een gazon. — A crow tends to a lawn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kraːi̯/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kraai
  • Rhymes: -aːi̯

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

kraai f (plural kraaien, diminutive kraaitje n)

  1. (zoology) A crow, Corvus corone.
    Synonym: zwarte kraai
  2. (zoology) One of certain related birds of the genus Corvus or of the family Corvidae.
  3. (figuratively) A person dressed in black.
  4. (figuratively) An undertaker or undertaker's employee.
  5. (figuratively) A blue pennant indicating the presence of a navigation pilot.
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Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: kraai

Etymology 2[edit]

From French craie.

Noun[edit]

kraai f (plural kraaien, diminutive kraaitje n)

  1. A craye, Scandinavian vessel type

Etymology 3[edit]

From kraaien.

Noun[edit]

kraai m (plural kraaien)

  1. A crow's creaky sound.

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

kraai

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