loopgraaf etymology

Dutch word loopgraaf comes from Dutch graven ((transitive, or, intransitive) to dig.), Dutch lopen

Detailed word origin of loopgraaf

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
graven Dutch (nld) (transitive, or, intransitive) to dig.
lopen Dutch (nld) A dry measure of content. An apparently larger land measure (auxiliary, with te) Forms a continuous aspect. Although it carries an implication of walking, this is vague and not emphasized.. (intransitive) to be open, current, activated. (intransitive) to lose liquid: drip, gush, leak. (intransitive, chiefly, Belgium) to run, cover distance, follow a track etc.. (intransitive, chiefly, [...]
loopgraaf Dutch (nld) Trench.

Words with the same origin as loopgraaf

Descendants of graven
Descendants of lopen
loopband loopfiets loopjongen looppas loops loopvogel loper overloop overloper uitloper