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EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon skaƀan, from Proto-Germanic *skabaną, from Proto-Indo-European *skabʰ-(to scratch). Compare Dutch schaven, English shave, Danish skave, Swedish skava, Icelandic skafa, Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌽(skaban).

VerbEdit

schaven ‎(past schaav, past participle schaavt, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (transitive) to scrape; to scratch; to scour; to chafe
  2. (intransitive) to scrape
  3. (reflexive) to scrape oneself; to scrub oneself
  4. (reflexive, figuratively) to shave oneself

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