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Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch kalf

NounEdit

kalf (plural kalwers, diminutive kalfie)

  1. young bovine, calf

Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch kalven

VerbEdit

kalf (present kalf, present participle kalwende, past participle gekalf)

  1. to calve

DutchEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɑlf/
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  • Hyphenation: kalf
  • Rhymes: -ɑlf
  • Rhymes: -ɑlf

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch calf, from Old Dutch calf, from Proto-Germanic *kalbaz.

NounEdit

kalf n (plural kalveren, diminutive kalfje n)

  1. calf (young cow or bull; young bovine)
  2. calf (young elefant; young deer; young of certain marine mammals)
  3. (obsolete, derogatory) Calvinist [16th - 17th c.]
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

kalf

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

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

kalf

  1. Alternative form of calf (calf (young cow))

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *kalbaz.

NounEdit

kalf n

  1. calf (young bovine)

DeclensionEdit


DescendantsEdit