kruis

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Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkrœɪ̯s/
  • Hyphenation: kruis

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch kruis, from Middle Dutch crûce, from Old Dutch *krūci, from Latin crux (cross).

Noun[edit]

kruis (plural kruise, diminutive kruisie)

  1. cross, sign of the cross
    1. X-shape
    2. (heraldry) saltire
  2. crucifix
    Synonym: kruisbeeld
  3. (music) sharp
  4. croup, crupper
  5. rump of beef
  6. heads (side of a coin)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch kruisen, from Middle Dutch crucen.

Verb[edit]

kruis (present kruis, present participle kruisende, past participle gekruis)

  1. to cross, to intersect
  2. to interbreed, crossbreed
  3. to crucify
  4. to cruise

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /krœy̯s/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kruis
  • Rhymes: -œy̯s

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch crûce, from Old Dutch *krūci, from Latin crux (cross).

Noun[edit]

kruis n (plural kruizen or kruisen, diminutive kruisje n)

  1. cross
    1. X-shape
    2. (heraldry) such shape as used in heraldry
    3. execution device with such shape
    4. (figuratively) difficult or tortuous situation
  2. crotch
  3. (music) sharp
  4. heads (side of a coin)
    Synonym: kop
    Antonym: munt

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: kruis
  • Indonesian: kres
  • Negerhollands: kroes, cruis, krus

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

kruis

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