doel

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch doel, doele (ditch that separated two fields). Related to dal (dale, valley). Likely, the initial meaning was "ditch, pit" which shifted to "pile of earth" to "pile of earth used as target in a shooting range" to "shooting target" to "goal".

Noun[edit]

doel n (plural doelen, diminutive doeltje n)

  1. aim, purpose
  2. destination
  3. (sports) goal

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Verb[edit]

doel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of doelen
  2. imperative of doelen

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

doel m (oblique plural doés, nominative singular doés, nominative plural doel)

  1. pain; suffering; anguish

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