spruit

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch spruit. Cognate with English sprite, sprout.

Noun[edit]

spruit (plural spruite, diminutive spruitjie)

  1. (geography) stream or small river, river branch, especially used in toponyms

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch sprute, spruut, spruyte. Cognate with English sprite, sprout. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

spruit f (plural spruiten, diminutive spruitje n)

  1. (botany) A sprout, shoot, a branch-like part of a plant which grows from the rest
  2. A child, seen as a parent's offspring, usually said of a minor
  3. (construction) A style or beam which rests on another
  4. A branch of a plumbing pipe, rope etc.
  5. (geography) A small river, river branch, especially used in South African toponyms

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Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

spruit

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of spruiten
  2. imperative of spruiten

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]