ridder

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ridder, rydder, from Old English hridder (sieve) (also as Old English hriddel > English riddle (sieve)), from Proto-Germanic *hrīdrą, *hrīdrǭ (sieve), from Proto-Indo-European *krey- (to divide; part; separate; sift). Cognate with German Reiter (sieve).

Noun[edit]

ridder (plural ridders)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) a sieve

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English riddren, from Old English hridrian, from Proto-Germanic *hrīdrōną (to sieve; sift), from the noun. See above.

Verb[edit]

ridder (third-person singular simple present ridders, present participle riddering, simple past and past participle riddered)

  1. (transitive) to sieve; sift; riddle

Etymology 3[edit]

rid +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

ridder (plural ridders)

  1. One who, or that which, rids.

Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German ridder (rider, knight). Compare late Old Norse riddari.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ridər/, [ˈʁiðˀɐ]

Noun[edit]

ridder c (singular definite ridderen, plural indefinite riddere)

  1. knight

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch riddere, a variant form of ridere, from Old Dutch *rīdere, from rīdan +‎ -ere (equivalent to modern rijder).

Noun[edit]

ridder m (plural ridders, diminutive riddertje n)

  1. knight

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ridder

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

Middle Low German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of rider. From riden (to ride), from Proto-Germanic *rīdaną. Cognate with Dutch ridder and German Ritter (knight).

Noun[edit]

ridder m (older plural riddere, younger/regional plural ridders)

  1. a knight, an armored professional soldier usually employing a horse
  2. a rider, someone who rides (regularly or professionally)

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: ridder

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