caudal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cauda (tail) +‎ -al.

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caudal (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Pertaining to the tail or posterior or hind part of a body.
    • Darwin
      the male widow-bird, remarkable for his caudal plumes
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 3:
      Dassoud […] stepped forward with a lash composed of the caudal appendages of half a dozen wildebeests.

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caudal (plural caudals)

  1. A caudal vertebra.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cauda

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caudal m (feminine caudale, masculine plural caudaux, feminine plural caudales)

  1. (anatomy) caudal

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin caudalis (having a tail), from cauda (tail).

Adjective[edit]

caudal m, f (plural caudais; comparable)

  1. (zoology) caudal (of or relating to the tail)
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Noun[edit]

caudal f (plural caudais)

  1. caudal vertebra
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin capitālis (capital; deadly).

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caudal m (plural caudais)

  1. torrent (heavy stream or flow)
  2. (hydrology) discharge (volume of water transported by a river in a certain amount of time)
  3. (figuratively) a great amount of volume of something
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caudal m, f (plural caudais; comparable)

  1. torrential (flowing heavily)
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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin capitālis.

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caudal m (plural caudales)

  1. flow
  2. volume
  3. funds
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin cauda.

Adjective[edit]

caudal m, f (plural caudales)

  1. caudal