schaap

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch schâep, from Old Dutch scāp, from Proto-West Germanic *skāp, from Proto-Germanic *skēpą.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sxaːp/
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  • Hyphenation: schaap
  • Rhymes: -aːp

Noun[edit]

schaap n (plural schapen, diminutive schaapje n)

  1. sheep (a woolly ruminant animal of the genus Ovis)
    Slaap, kindje, slaap, / daar buiten loopt een schaap. (nursery rhyme)
    Sleep, baby, sleep, / a sheep walks outside.
    Schaapje, schaapje, heb je witte wol? (nursery rhyme)
    Little sheep, little sheep, do you have white wool?
  2. (figuratively, derogatory or familiar) someone with very curly hair
  3. sheep (unthinking follower)
  4. (Christianity) a member of a priest's or minister's congregation

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: skaap
  • Sranan Tongo: skapu

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