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NounEdit

sloot (plural sloots)

  1. (South Africa) A ditch.
  2. (South Africa, archaic) An irrigation channel.
    • 1901 April 26, “The March Rains”, in The Agricultural Journal and Mining Record[1], volume 4, number 4, page 101:
      Gorton, Ixopo, continues to suffer from prolonged drought. The Ixopo has not been so low for the last fifty years. Some sluits around here have ceased running.

ReferencesEdit

  • "sloot" in Dictionary of South African English

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DutchEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sloːt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -oːt

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch slote, sloot, from Old Dutch *slōt, from Proto-Germanic *slautaz.

NounEdit

sloot f (plural sloten, diminutive slootje n)

  1. ditch, trench
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Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

sloot

  1. singular past indicative of sluiten

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