staat

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Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch staat (noun).

Noun[edit]

staat (plural state)

  1. state (nation)
  2. state (subdivision of a nation)
  3. state (condition)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch staat, third-person singular present of staan, whence Afrikaans staan.

Verb[edit]

staat (present staat, present participle staande, past participle gestaat)

  1. (Cape Afrikaans) Alternative form of staan

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /staːt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: staat
  • Rhymes: -aːt

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch staet, from Latin status. The sense for a political entity derives from Middle French état, from Old French estat, from the Latin.

Noun[edit]

staat m (plural staten, diminutive staatje n)

  1. state, condition
  2. state (political entity)
  3. table, list, chart
Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: staat
  • Indonesian: setat

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

staat

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of staan
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of staan