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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Afrikaans plaas (farm)

NounEdit

plaas (plural plaases)

  1. (South Africa) A farm.
    • 1929, Norman Giles, Keerboskloof (page 110)
      "The man who burned down the plaas, deserves himself to be burned," cried Solomon with irrelevant heat.

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch plaats, from Middle Dutch plāetse, from Old French place.

NounEdit

plaas (plural plase, diminutive plasie)

  1. farm; a piece of land, usually used for farming
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: plaas
  • Northern Ndebele: ipulazi
  • Sotho: polasi
  • Xhosa: ipulazi
  • Zulu: ipulazi

Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch plaatsen, from plaats.

VerbEdit

plaas (present plaas, present participle plasende, past participle geplaas)

  1. to place; to put something down
    Hy't die kruideniersware op die tafel geplaas.
    He put the groceries down on the table.
  2. to subject someone to something (usually used with op or onder)
    Ons plaas jou onder huisarres.
    We are placing you under house arrest.
  3. to deposit
    Ek gaan al my geld in die bank plaas.
    I am going to deposit all my money in the bank.
  4. to recognise; to identify (usually used with a negative)
    Ek kon haar nie plaas nie.
    I couldn't recognise her.
SynonymsEdit
  • (to put down): neersit
  • (to be subjected, to deposit): sit
  • (to recognise): herken