schroef

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sxruf/
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  • Hyphenation: schroef
  • Rhymes: -uf

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French escroue, from Latin scrōfa (“female pig”) through comparison with the corkscrew shape of a pig's penis. There is also the Old French escruve (“screw”), from Old Dutch *scrūva ("screw"; whence Middle Dutch schruyve (“screw”)).

Noun[edit]

schroef f or m (plural schroeven, diminutive schroefje n)

  1. screw (fastener)
  2. (nautical) A ship's propeller.
  3. An Archimedes screw.

Usage notes[edit]

The word is common in the Netherlands. In Belgium vijs is more common.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: skroef
  • Negerhollands: śruf
  • Malay: sekerup

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

schroef

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