zwaard

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch swert, swaert, from Old Dutch swert, from Proto-West Germanic *swerd, from Proto-Germanic *swerdą, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *swer- (to cut, to fester). Compare Low German Sweerd, German Schwert, West Frisian swurd, English sword, Danish sværd.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zʋaːrt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: zwaard
  • Rhymes: -aːrt

Noun[edit]

zwaard n (plural zwaarden, diminutive zwaardje n)

  1. A sword, heavy blade weapon.
  2. A leeboard.

Derived terms[edit]

- sword types & uses

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: swaard