kwab

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Germanic, cognate with German Quappe, Quabbe.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʋɑp/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

kwab f (plural kwabben, diminutive kwabje n)

  1. A weak, blubbery mass, notably:
    1. of human or animal tissue, such as quivering flesh, or a brain lobe
    2. of aquatic plants
  2. (zoology) Any of several eel fishes:
    1. Lota vulgaris
    2. Zoarces viviparus
    3. Motella tricirrata (Gadus mustella L.)

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West Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

kwab c (plural kwabben, diminutive kwabke)

  1. weak, blubbery mass of fat or flesh
  2. very fat person
  3. brain lobe
  4. jellyfish

Further reading[edit]

  • kwabbe”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011