kapal

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Ambonese Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay kapal, from Tamil கப்பல் (kappal, ship, sailing vessel).

Noun[edit]

kapal

  1. ship (large water vessel)

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay kapal, from Tamil கப்பல் (kappal, ship, sailing vessel).

Noun[edit]

kapal

  1. ship (large water vessel)

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Tamil கப்பல் (kappal, ship, sailing vessel).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kapal

  1. ship (large water vessel)

Descendants[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Indonesian tebal, Malay tebal).

Noun[edit]

kapal

  1. thickness

Verb[edit]

kapal

  1. to grow thicker
    Kumakapal ang alikabok sa mesa nang nakaliligtaan na itong linisin. -- The dust on the table thickens as it is being forgotten to clean.

Adjective[edit]

kapal

  1. thickness
    Makapal ang tela ng damit kaya mainit ang pakiramdam kapag isinuot ito. -- The shirt's fabric is thick hence wearing it feels hot.
  2. (colloquial) Being too cocky to the point of criticizing bluntly.
    Ang kapal talaga ng hayop na yun! -- That pig is so full of himself!
Derived terms[edit]
  • (colloquial) kapal ng mukha -- Pertaining to a cocky, self-righteous individual; literally thick-faced.