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place, noun1

Origin:
Dutch, AfrikaansShow more Calque formed on Dutch plaats (later Afrikaans plaas) farm.
?obsolete
1. A farm; plaas sense 1 a.
1809 R. Collins in G.M. Theal Rec. of Cape Col. (1900) VII. 12The stream called the Rugte Vallei is the supposed boundary between Hendrik Barnard’s two places.
1958 A. Jackson Trader on Veld 49Since our place covered 12,000 morgen — about 26,000 acres — we were able to farm on a large scale.
2. With distinguishing epithet (see quotations):
cattle place obsolete [translation of Dutch veeplaas];
full place obsolete;
half place obsolete;
loan place, see loan;
request place obsolete, see request sense 2;
tuin place obsolete [Dutch tuin garden], a fruit farm.
1812 A. Plumptre tr. of H. Lichtenstein’s Trav. in Sn Afr. I. 18The estate of Mr. Kirsten, as well as several other neighbouring possessions, abounds with excellent pasture for horned cattle: they are for this reason distinguished by the appellation of cattle places.
a1823 J. Ewart Jrnl (1970) 78The different farms in the Piquet berg are what the Boors call tuin places or garden farms, their principal produce consisting in fruit.
A farm; plaas1 a.

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