AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch geweer, from Middle Dutch gewere.

NounEdit

geweer (plural gewere, diminutive geweertjie)

  1. rifle, gun

DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch gewere (opposition, defense, weapon). Equivalent to ge- +‎ weren.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɣəˈʋeːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ge‧weer
  • Rhymes: -eːr

NounEdit

geweer n (plural geweren, diminutive geweertje n)

  1. rifle
  2. (by extension) gun, in particular a long-barrelled one
  3. (absolute use only: het geweer) A defensive attitude or position
  4. (obsolete) weapon, arm
  5. (obsolete) blade weapon
  6. (obsolete) weaponry, arms

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: geweer