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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch scharp, scherp, from Old Dutch skarp, from Proto-Germanic *skarpaz.

AdjectiveEdit

scherp (comparative scherper, superlative scherpst)

  1. sharp, able to cut easily
  2. alert, on the ball
  3. clever, intelligent, witty
  4. acute, having a small angle
  5. in focus, clearly visible, not blurry
  6. (of food) hot, spicy
InflectionEdit
Inflection of scherp
uninflected scherp
inflected scherpe
comparative scherper
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial scherp scherper het scherpst
het scherpste
indefinite m./f. sing. scherpe scherpere scherpste
n. sing. scherp scherper scherpste
plural scherpe scherpere scherpste
definite scherpe scherpere scherpste
partitive scherps scherpers
AntonymsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: skerp
  • Papiamentu: skèrpi

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

scherp

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