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From Dutch klipdas.

NounEdit

klipdas (plural klipdasses)

  1. A small mammal (Hyrax capensis), found in South Africa, that closely resembles the daman.

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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch klipdas.

NounEdit

klipdas (plural klipdasse, diminutive klipdassie)

  1. (chiefly diminutive) hyrax, klipdas
    Synonyms: das, dassie

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A Heterohyrax brucei, a type of klipdas.

EtymologyEdit

From klip (rock; cliff) +‎ das (badger). First attested in the 18th century.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈklɪp.dɑs/
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  • Hyphenation: klip‧das

NounEdit

klipdas m (plural klipdassen, diminutive klipdasje n)

  1. klipdas, hyrax
    • 1784, De Buffon & Daubenton, "De klip-das", in De algemeene en byzondere natuurlyke historie, met de beschryving van des konings kabinet, vol. 15, publ. by J. H. Schneider, page 213.
      [] dit is de reden, waarom wy hem den naam van klip-das gelaaten hebben, onder welken hy aan de Kaap de Goede-hoop bekend is.
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