lichtvat

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch lichtvat, from Old Dutch liehtfat. Equivalent to licht (light) +‎ vat (vat, vessel).

Noun[edit]

lichtvat n (plural lichtvaten, diminutive lichtvaatje n)

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

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch liehtfat (lamp). Equivalent to licht (light) +‎ vat (vat, vessel).

Noun[edit]

lichtvat n

  1. lamp, lantern

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • lichtvat”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929