schaats

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sxaːts/
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  • Hyphenation: schaats
  • Rhymes: -aːts

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch schāetse (stilt), from Old Northern French escache (a stilt, trestle), from Frankish *skakkjā (stilt, literally thing that moves), from the verb *skakan (to shake).

Noun[edit]

schaats f (plural schaatsen, diminutive schaatsje n)

  1. skate, ice skate
  2. (archaic) stilt
    Synonym: stelt
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: skaats
  • English: skate
  • Indonesian: sekat (skate)

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

schaats

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