batel

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

batel m (plural bateaulx)

  1. boat (watercraft)

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English bat, suffixed with -el.

Noun[edit]

batel m (oblique plural bateus, nominative singular bateus, nominative plural batel)

  1. boat (watercraft)

Synonyms[edit]

  • nef (more common)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese batel, Old French batel (boat) (Modern French bateau), from Anglo-Norman bat, from Old English bāt (boat) (Modern English boat), from Proto-Germanic *baitaz (boat, ship), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (to break, split).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

batel m (plural batéis)

  1. (nautical) (small) boat