DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʋɛrf/
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  • Hyphenation: werf
  • Rhymes: -ɛrf
  • Rhymes: -ɛrf

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch werf. Related to werven. Compare English wharf. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

NounEdit

werf m (plural werven, diminutive werfje n)

  1. (regional, Southern, Belgian Dutch) Short for bouwwerf (building site).
  2. Short for scheepswerf (shipyard).
  3. wharf, quay
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

werf

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

GermanEdit

VerbEdit

werf

  1. (colloquial) Alternative form of wirf