schijn

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch schijn. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

schijn m (plural schijnen, diminutive schijntje n)

  1. A shine, glimmering
  2. An appearance, semblance, especially when misleading
    Ze dacht in de verte kunstlicht te zien, maar het was slechts schijn.
    She thought that she saw artificial light in the distance, but it merely seemed that way.
  3. A cast (visual appearance)
  4. (chiefly the diminutive) A small quantity/sum, a bit, pittance

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Verb[edit]

schijn

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