wachter

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See also: Wachter and Wächter

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch wachter. Equivalent to wachten (to take guard, to wait) +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑx.tər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wach‧ter

Noun[edit]

wachter m (plural wachters, diminutive wachtertje n)

  1. A guard, a sentinel.
    Synonyms: bewaker, wacht
  2. (literally) One who waits.
    Synonym: wachtende

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: wagter

Vilamovian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German wahtāri. Cognate with German Wächter.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wachter m (plural wachtyn)

  1. guard

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

wachter c (plural wachters)

  1. person who keeps watch, guard
  2. satellite, moon
  3. worker bee

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • wachter”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011