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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch slaper. Equivalent to slapen +‎ -er.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈslaː.pər/
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  • Hyphenation: sla‧per
  • Rhymes: -aːpər

NounEdit

slaper m (plural slapers, diminutive slapertje n, feminine slaapster)

  1. A sleeper, one who sleeps.
  2. A dyke that doesn't function as a water barrier but is capable of acting as a reserve barrier.
    Synonym: slaperdijk

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: slaper