lichtvat

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch lichtvat (lamp), from Old Dutch liehtfat (lamp). A compound of licht (light) +‎ vat (vat, vessel). Cognate to Middle English leohtfet, lihtfat (lamp, sconce, candlestick), Old English lēohtfæt (lamp, lantern, torch, light).

Noun[edit]

lichtvat n (plural lichtvaten, diminutive lichtvaatje n)

  1. (archaic, rare) lamp, lantern
Die zeven lichtvaten moesten er de duisternis weren uit het dorpsmidden (Stijn Streuvels, Dorpsgeheimen, 1904)
The seven lanterns had to ward off the darkness from the village centre.

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch liehtfat (lamp). A compound of licht (light) +‎ vat (vat, vessel). Cognate to Middle English leohtfet, lihtfat (lamp, sconce, candlestick), Old English lēohtfæt (lamp, lantern, torch, light).

Noun[edit]

lichtvat n

  1. lamp, lantern