The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: knecht

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Entry definition

knecht etymology From odt *kneht, from Proto-Germanic *knehtaz. Cognate with German Knecht, English knight. pronunciation
  • /knɛxt/ (northern Netherlands)
  • /knɛç(t)/ (Limburg)
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. servant
  2. (by extension) assistant, -hand, employee
  3. (pejorative) flunky
Synonyms: dienaar {{g2}}, -gast {{g2}}, -jongen {{g2}}

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