schildknaap etymology

Dutch word schildknaap comes from Dutch knaap, Dutch schild (Shield.)

Detailed word origin of schildknaap

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
knaap Dutch (nld) (by extension) Any human male, regardless of age. (chiefly, in compounds) A servant, helper. A big one, whopper, said of a creature or an object. Boy, usually adolescent.
schild Dutch (nld) Shield.
schildknaap Dutch (nld) (figuratively) acolyth, side-kick etc.. Squire, a knight's attendant and/or apprentice.

Words with the same origin as schildknaap

Descendants of knaap
knapenliefde knapenschennis
Descendants of schild