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From Middle Dutch adeler. Cognate with German Adler. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.


  • IPA(key): /ˈaː.dəˌlaːr/
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  • Hyphenation: ade‧laar


adelaar m (plural adelaars, diminutive adelaartje n)

  1. eagle (Any of several large carnivorous birds in the family Accipitridae)
  2. effigy of an eagle; insignia comprising one
    Romeinse legioenen koesterden hun adelaars zoals Britse regimenten hun banieren.
    Roman legions treasured their eagles like British regiments treasured their colours.
  3. (heraldry) eagle (on or supporting a coat of arms)
    Duitsland, Polen en Roemenië hebben allen adelaars op hun wapens.
    Germany, Poland and Romania all have eagles on their coats of arms.


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