scherp

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch scharp, scherp, from Old Dutch skarp, from Proto-Germanic *skarpaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kerb(h), from *(s)ker- ‎(to cut). Compare Low German scharp, West Frisian skerp, English sharp, Danish skarp.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

scherp ‎(comparative scherper, superlative scherpst)

  1. sharp, able to cut easily
  2. alert, on the ball
  3. clever, intelligent, witty
  4. acute, having a small angle
  5. in focus, clearly visible, not blurry
  6. (of food) hot, spicy

Declension[edit]

Inflection of scherp
uninflected scherp
inflected scherpe
comparative scherper
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial scherp scherper het scherpst
het scherpste
indefinite m./f. sing. scherpe scherpere scherpste
n. sing. scherp scherper scherpste
plural scherpe scherpere scherpste
definite scherpe scherpere scherpste
partitive scherps scherpers

Antonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

scherp

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