staal

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch stael, from Old Dutch stāl, from earlier *stahal, from Proto-Germanic *stahlą, from Proto-Indo-European *stak- (to stay, be firm). Compare German Stahl, Danish stål, Icelandic stál, also English steel, West Frisian stiel.

Noun[edit]

staal n (uncountable)

  1. steel
Derived terms[edit]
  • stalen (made of steel)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch stael, from Old French estal, from Frankish *stalo, from Proto-Germanic *stalô (staff). See also steel.

Noun[edit]

staal n (plural stalen, diminutive staaltje n)

  1. sample
    staal zonder waarde
    worthless sample

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