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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Afrikaans, from Dutch.

NounEdit

scherm (plural scherms)

  1. A temporary shelter made from branches.
    • 1885, H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines, Cassel and Company (1907), page 53:
      [W]e went to work to build a "scherm" near one of the pools and about a hundred yards to the right of it. This is done by cutting a quantity of thorn bushes and piling them in the shape of a circular hedge. Then the space enclosed is smoothed, and dry tambouki grass, if obtainable, is made into a bed in the centre, and a fire or fires lighted.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛrm

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch scherm, from Old Dutch skirm, from Proto-Germanic *skirmiz.

NounEdit

scherm n (plural schermen, diminutive schermpje n)

  1. screen, protection
  2. awning, sunblind
  3. display screen, monitor
  4. (botany) umbel
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

scherm

  1. first-person singular present indicative of schermen
  2. imperative of schermen

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch skirm, from Proto-Germanic *skirmiz.

NounEdit

scherm n or m

  1. protective screen
  2. protection, cover

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: scherm
  • Limburgish: sjèrm

Further readingEdit

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “scherm”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN