Denmark use a lot of loanwords from Dutch and Low German in regards to ships

Denmark use a lot of loanwords from Dutch and Low German in regards to ships. Which is kind of funny when thinking of Danish history, the Vikings, the navy, Mærsk the biggest shipping company ever, etc..

Here is a few examples:

“Agter er i skibsterminologi betegnelsen for bagude (agterud), bageste del af skibet, og hækken er den del af skibet som rager agter ud over vandlinjen.

Achter (præposition) er det hollandske og plattyske ord for: bag ved, bag.”

“Betegnelsen kabys er formodentlig opstået fra den plattyske benævnelse, kabuse = bræddeskur og/ eller det hollandske kombuis.”

“Luv (fra nederlandsk te loeve waart, ‘på vindsiden’) og læ er to maritime udtryk.”

“Ordet pøs stammer fra det hollandske ‘puts’, og betegnede oprindeligt en spand med et tov monteret på hanken. Midt på pøsens hank fandtes et øje, hvori tovværket var fastsplejset. På den måde var det muligt at kaste den overbord og dernæst hale en fyldt pøs med havvand indenbords. I træskibenes dage anvendtes havvand til stort set alt, hvad der skulle bruges vand til, idet der ombord kun fandtes en begrænset mængde af ferskvand.”

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3 comments

  1. Pingback: Denmark use a lot of loanwords from Dutch and Low German in regards to ships — VikingLifeBlog | Vermont Folk Troth
  2. ᛋᛠᛉ · June 1

    The podcast I’m listening to, Global Denmark, uses all of English as a loanword…

    https://www.podbean.com/ea/dir-qvi5b-13de0d0c

    Fellow named Ulrik Pram Gad is being asked about the Greenland question. Interesting stuff. A little boohoo toward the end about poor Injuns being “victims” of Danish Colonialism, but interesting info nonetheless.

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