AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch wapen, from Middle Dutch wâpen, from Old Dutch wāpan, from Proto-West Germanic *wāpn, from Proto-Germanic *wēpną

NounEdit

wapen (plural wapens, diminutive wapentjie)

  1. weapon, arms
  2. (heraldry) coat of arms
Derived termsEdit

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋaː.pə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wa‧pen
  • Rhymes: -aːpən

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch wâpen, from Old Dutch wāpan, from Proto-West Germanic *wāpn, from Proto-Germanic *wēpną.

NounEdit

wapen n (plural wapens or wapenen, diminutive wapentje n)

  1. weapon
  2. (heraldry) coat of arms
    Synonym: wapenschild
  3. branch or division of the armed forces, e.g. army, navy, cavalry
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

wapen

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

West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “inherited?”)

NounEdit

wapen n (plural wapens, diminutive wapentsje)

  1. weapon
  2. coat of arms
  3. penis

Alternative formsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • wapen”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011