See also: Gracht

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch gracht.

NounEdit

gracht (plural grachts)

  1. A canal in a city, with houses on each side.
    • 1848, James Silk Buckingham, Belgium, the Rhine, Switzerland, and Holland: An Autumnal Tour:
      Besides the grachts enumerated, there is an inner semicircular one, called the Cingel, the name usually given to the outer fosse; a much wider space, called the Binnen Amstel, receiving the first inlet of water from the river of that name; several capacious basons or docks; and at least a hundred smaller grachts, or canal-streets.

DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (canal, grave): graft (obsolete)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch gracht, from Old Dutch *graft, *graht, from Proto-Germanic *graftuz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 
Een gracht in Amsterdam.
A canal in Amsterdam.

gracht f or m (plural grachten, diminutive grachtje n)

  1. (Netherlands) canal (in a city, with houses on each side)
    Synonym: rui
    In Amsterdam is er een straat langs een gracht, waar een beperkt stopverbod van kracht is.
    In Amsterdam, there is a road running alongside a canal where parking is restricted.
  2. (Belgium) ditch, trench (in the countryside, referring to both those that contain water and those that are dry)
    • 2017 January 10, Het Laatste Nieuws, "Monsterfile op E17 na ongeval in Destelbergen, vrachtwagen in gracht op E40".
      Op de E40 tussen Beernem en Aalter kreeg een vrachtwagen rond 7 uur 's morgens een klapband. Hierdoor belandde de vrachtwagen, die geladen was met aarde, op zijn zijkant in de gracht.
      A truck got a flat tyre on the E40 between Beernem and Aalter around 7 o'clock in the morning. This caused the truck, which was loaded with earth, to end up on its side in the ditch.
    Synonyms: gleuf, greppel, geul, rui, sloot

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: grag
  • English: gracht
  • German: Gracht
  • Papiamentu: gracht (dated)
  • West Frisian: gracht

NounEdit

gracht n (plural grachten, diminutive grachtje n)

  1. (obsolete) grave

See alsoEdit


Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *graft, *graht, from Proto-Germanic *graftuz.

NounEdit

gracht f or n

  1. (neuter) grave
  2. ditch, canal, dug watercourse
  3. groove

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West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch gracht.

NounEdit

gracht c (plural grachten, diminutive grachtsje)

  1. (rare) Alternative form of grêft.