See also: Geus

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɣøːs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: geus
  • Rhymes: -øːs

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French gueux (beggar), from Middle Dutch [Term?] guyte (rascal, good-for-nothing, freeloader).

NounEdit

geus m or f (plural geuzen, diminutive geusje n or geuske n)

  1. (historical, chiefly in the plural) A supporter of the insurrectionist faction in the Spanish Netherlands, who became the enemies of the Spanish crown, formalised in 1566 (originally a polemic insult, but soon reappropriated)
  2. (now rare) Any one of the Protestants in the Low Countries, in particular of a Reformed tradition, especially as opposed to Catholics.
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: Geus

AdjectiveEdit

geus (not comparable)

  1. belonging or related to the faction of the geuzen (sense 1 above)
  2. (archaic, now rare) Protestant
InflectionEdit
Inflection of geus
uninflected geus
inflected geuze
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial geus
indefinite m./f. sing. geuze
n. sing. geus
plural geuze
definite geuze
partitive geus
Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Shortened form of geuzelambiek.

NounEdit

geus m (plural geuzen, diminutive geusje n or geuske n)

  1. geuzelambiek, a beer type originally brewed in the rue des Gueux in Brussels, hence the name.

Etymology 3Edit

Shortened form of geuzenvlag.

NounEdit

geus f (plural geuzen, diminutive geusje n)

  1. a small type of flag, flown at a ship's bowsprit; originally a geuzenvlag

ReferencesEdit

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]