admiraal

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ammirael, from Old French amiral, from Latin amiralis, from Arabic أَمِيرُ البَحْر‎(ʾamīru l-baḥr). The sense “naval commander” derived from Italian ammiraglio.

Related to emir.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɑt.miˈraːl/
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  • Hyphenation: ad‧mi‧raal
  • Rhymes: -aːl

Noun[edit]

admiraal f (plural admiralen, diminutive admiraaltje n)

  1. Admiral (naval officer).

Derived terms[edit]