ruiter

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See also: Ruiter

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch ruiter, from Middle Dutch ruter, from Old French routier.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ruiter (plural ruiters, diminutive ruitertjie, feminine ruiterin)

  1. A rider of an animal, usually a horse; a horseman.
  2. A knight or armed horseman of different rank; a soldier on a horse.
  3. (chess) A knight.
  4. (uncommon) A rider or driver of something other than an animal.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (chess piece): perd
  • (rider or driver of something other than an animal): ryer

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ruter, from Old French routier.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrœy̯tər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: rui‧ter
  • Rhymes: -œy̯tər

Noun[edit]

ruiter m (plural ruiters, diminutive ruitertje n)

  1. A rider, horseman.
  2. An armed horseman, a cavalry soldier.
  3. A tab (small flap or strip of material).
  4. (obsolete) A highwayman, a robber.
  5. (obsolete) A vagrant, a vagabond.
    Synonyms: clochard, landloper, schooier, vagebond, zwerver

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: ruiter