paard

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch pert, pāert, from Old Dutch *pered, from Late Latin paraverēdus. Compare German Pferd.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /paːrt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: paard
  • Rhymes: -aːrt

Noun[edit]

paard n (plural paarden, diminutive paardje n)

  1. A horse, Equus caballus or Equus ferus.
  2. (chess) A knight.
  3. (gymnastics) A pommel horse.
  4. (nautical) A rope hanging beneath a spar or other horizontal beam, often fixed in place by other ropes.
  5. (derogatory, offensive) An ugly woman.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: perd
    • Sotho: pere

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Dutch · schaakstukken (schaak + stukken) (layout · text)
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koning koningin, dame toren loper paard pion