veld

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Afrikaans veld, from Dutch veld, veldt (field), from Proto-Germanic *fulþuz, *felþą. Doublet of field.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /vɛlt/, /vɛld/, /fɛlt/

Noun[edit]

veld (plural velds)

  1. The open pasture land or grassland of South Africa and neighboring countries.
    • 1979, André Brink, A Dry White Season, Vintage 1998, p. 79:
      Pale yellow and greyish brown, the bare veld of late summer lay flat and listless under the drab sky.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 11:
      From an early age, I spent most of my free time in the veld playing and fighting with the other boys of the village.
    • 2007, January 14, “Caroline Elkins”, in A Life Exposed[1]:
      For Holmes, Baartman’s journey as an object of European curiosity and African exploitation began on the veld of South Africa’s Eastern Cape.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch veld, from Middle Dutch velt, from Old Dutch feld, felt, from Proto-Germanic *felþą, from Proto-Indo-European *pelh₂-.

Noun[edit]

veld (plural velde, diminutive veldjie)

  1. field, open country
  2. patch or grass and/or other small plants
  3. veld, the open grassland of South Africa and neighboring countries
  4. sports field

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch velt, from Old Dutch felt, from Proto-Germanic *felþą, from Proto-Indo-European *pelh₂-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɛlt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛlt
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: veld

Noun[edit]

veld n (plural velden, diminutive veldje n)

  1. field, open country
  2. patch or grass and/or other small plants
  3. agricultural field
    Synonym: akker
  4. sports field
  5. (physics) field (physical phenomenon pervading an area)
  6. field, domain of knowledge

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Noun[edit]

veld

  1. Alternative form of feeld