schaven

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *skavan, from Proto-Germanic *skabaną, from Proto-Indo-European *skabʰ- (to scratch). Compare German schaben, West Frisian skave, English shave, Danish skave, Swedish skava, Icelandic skafa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

schaven (past singular schaafde, past participle geschaafd)

  1. to plane (to smooth with a plane)

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Noun[edit]

schaven

  1. Plural form of schaaf

Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon skaƀan, from Proto-Germanic *skabaną, from Proto-Indo-European *skabʰ- (to scratch). Compare Dutch schaven, English shave, Danish skave, Swedish skava, Icelandic skafa, Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌽 (skaban).

Verb[edit]

schaven (past schaav, past participle schaavt, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (transitive) to scrape; to scratch; to scour; to chafe
  2. (intransitive) to scrape
  3. (reflexive) to scrape oneself; to scrub oneself
  4. (reflexive, figuratively) to shave oneself

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