See also: Schaap

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch schâep, from Old Dutch scāp, from Proto-West Germanic *skāp, from Proto-Germanic *skēpą.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sxaːp/
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  • Hyphenation: schaap
  • Rhymes: -aːp

NounEdit

schaap n (plural schapen, diminutive schaapje n)

  1. sheep (a woolly ruminant animal of the genus Ovis)
    Slaap, kindje, slaap, / daar buiten loopt een schaap. (nursery rhyme)
    Sleep, baby, sleep, / a sheep walks outside.
    Schaapje, schaapje, heb je witte wol? (nursery rhyme)
    Little sheep, little sheep, do you have white wool?
  2. (figuratively, derogatory or endearing) someone with very curly hair
  3. sheep (unthinking follower)
  4. (Christianity) a member of a priest's or minister's congregation

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: skaap
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: skapu
  • Jersey Dutch: sxâp
  • Negerhollands: skaap, skap
  • Arawak: sjikapoe, shikápo
  • Sranan Tongo: skapu
  • Warao: sikabo

See alsoEdit