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EtymologyEdit

from the root of scheppen (to create) +‎ -sel (which indicates a result).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsxɛp.səl/
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NounEdit

schepsel n (plural schepsels or schepselen, diminutive schepseltje n)

  1. creature, a life form (believed to be created in most religious traditions)
  2. wretch; vulnerable, contemptible, or miserable individual