See also: Kempe

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English cempa, from Proto-West Germanic *kampijō; doublet of champioun.

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kempe (plural kempes or kempen)

  1. A fighter, battler, or soldier; one who wars.
  2. A spiritual soldier; a fighter of malice.
  3. (rare) A challenger or competitor; an entrant in a competition, especially one requiring physical might.
  4. (rare) A winner; one who succeeds in a competition.
  5. (rare) A person, especially one of large size.
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DescendantsEdit
  • English: kemp (obsolete)
  • Scots: kemp (obsolete)

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Etymology 2Edit

From Old English *cempan.

VerbEdit

kempe

  1. Alternative form of kempen

Etymology 3Edit

Unknown; potentially related to Middle Dutch kindekijn.

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kempe (plural kempes)

  1. A vat or cask for storage of fish.

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Etymology 4Edit

From Old Norse kampr, kanpr, from Proto-Germanic *kanipaz.

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AdjectiveEdit

kempe

  1. (rare) shaggy, bristly, rough.
DescendantsEdit
  • English: kemp (obsolete)

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