wapen

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch wapen, from Middle Dutch wâpen, from Old Dutch wāpan, from Proto-West Germanic *wāpn, from Proto-Germanic *wēpną

Noun[edit]

wapen (plural wapens, diminutive wapentjie)

  1. weapon, arms
  2. (heraldry) coat of arms
Derived terms[edit]

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋaː.pə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wa‧pen
  • Rhymes: -aːpən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch wâpen, from Old Dutch wāpan, from Proto-West Germanic *wāpn, from Proto-Germanic *wēpną.

Noun[edit]

wapen n (plural wapens or wapenen, diminutive wapentje n)

  1. weapon
  2. (heraldry) coat of arms
    Synonym: wapenschild
  3. branch or division of the armed forces, e.g. army, navy, cavalry
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

wapen

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

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “inherited?”)

Noun[edit]

wapen n (plural wapens, diminutive wapentsje)

  1. weapon
  2. coat of arms
  3. penis

Alternative forms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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