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Word "flag" in Afrikaans

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Keywords: vlag | vlaggie | vlae | vaandel | vaandeltjie | vaandels | banier | baniertjie | baniere | standaard | standaarde | geus | wimpel | wimpels |
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All the words in Afrikaans to do with flags are descended from 17th Century

Dutch (which does not seem to be much different from modern Dutch as far as flags are concerned).
Andries Burgers, 25 Oct 2007

There?s also word "vaan" (from germanic etym meaning flag), but usually only as in windvaan: vane or windvane.
Andries Burgers, 25 Oct 2007


Word " vlag "

Word:
vlag
Script:
Latin
Etym. family:
*flag

Remarks:

Found an Afrikaans dictionary online: flag = vlag
Steve Shumaker, 15 Aug 2007

"Vlag" (pl. "vlae"; dim. "vlaggie") means "flag", generic term for any piece of cloth flying in the wind.
Andries Burgers, 25 Oct 2007


Word " vlaggie "

Word:
vlaggie
Script:
Latin
Variant:
diminutive of "vlag"

Word " vlae "

Word:
vlae
Script:
Latin
Variant:
plural of "vlag"

Word " vaandel " (="ensign")

Word:
vaandel
Script:
Latin
Etym. family:
*fan-
Meaning:
ensign

"Vaandel" (pl. "vaandels"; dim. "vaandeltjie") means "ensign". In South Africa, vaandels are worn only by naval vessels and flown by all the armed services of the state including the SA Police Service.
Andries Burgers, 25 Oct 2007


Word " vaandeltjie "

Word:
vaandeltjie
Script:
Latin
Variant:
diminutive of "vaandel"

Word " vaandels "

Word:
vaandels
Script:
Latin
Variant:
plural of "vaandel"

Word " banier " (="banner")

Word:
banier
Script:
Latin
Etym. family:
*band-
Meaning:
banner

"Banier" (pl. "baniere"; dim. "baniertjie") means "banner" (in South Africa mainly these days associated with advertising banners).
Andries Burgers, 25 Oct 2007


Word " baniertjie "

Word:
baniertjie
Script:
Latin
Variant:
diminutive of "banier"

Word " baniere "

Word:
baniere
Script:
Latin
Variant:
plural of "banier"

Word " standaard " (="standard")

Word:
standaard
Script:
Latin
Etym. family:
*stand-
Meaning:
standard

"Standaard" (pl. "standaarde"; dim. not used) means "standard". No official standaarde in use South Africa, currently ? the previous government used a presidential standard for the president but this was not adopted by the present government.
Andries Burgers, 25 Oct 2007


Word " standaarde "

Word:
standaarde
Script:
Latin
Variant:
plural of "standaard"

Word " geus " (="jack")

Word:
geus
Script:
Latin
Etym. family:
(uniques)
Meaning:
jack

"Geus" (no pl.; dim. not used) means "jack".
Andries Burgers, 25 Oct 2007


Word " wimpel " (="pennant")

Word:
wimpel
Script:
Latin
Etym. family:
*vimpl-
Meaning:
pennant

"Wimpel" (pl. wimpels; dim. not used) means "pennant".
Andries Burgers, 25 Oct 2007


Word " wimpels "

Word:
wimpels
Script:
Latin
Variant:
plural of "wimpel"

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