scræf Posted on September 10, 2015 by Hana Videen scræf, n.n: a cave, cavern, hollow place in the earth; a miserable dwelling, a den. (SKRAFF / ˈskɹæf) British Library Medieval Manuscripts blog: St John sitting in a cave on the island of Patmos, from a German Apocalypse, early 14th century, Add MS 15243, f. 2v. Share this:ShareClick to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
Modern Dutch ‘schrapen’ can be translated into ‘to scrape’ but it has connotations with poverty too. In my hometown of Harlingen we call someone who is a miser a ‘skraper’.
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