admiral

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See also: Admiral and admirál

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French amirail, amiral (modern French amiral), from Arabic أَمِيرُ البَحْر(ʾamīru l-baḥr, commander of the fleet). Akin to amir, Amir, and emir. The -d- is probably from the influence of the otherwise unconnected admirable (Latin admirabilis).

First recorded in English in September 1300, in a decription of Gerard Allard of Winchelsea as “Admiral of the Fleet of the Cinque Ports”.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæd.mə.ɹəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæd.mə.ɹəl/, /ˈæd.mɚl̩/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

admiral (plural admirals)

  1. A naval officer of the highest rank; the commander of a country's naval forces.
  2. A naval officer of high rank, immediately below Admiral of the Fleet; the commander of a fleet or squadron.
  3. A flag officer in the United States Navy or Coast Guard of a grade superior to vice admiral and junior to admiral of the fleet (when that grade is used). An admiral is equal in grade or rank to a four star general.
  4. The ship which carries the admiral, the flagship; also, the most considerable ship of a fleet.
  5. (obsolete) A prince or Saracen leader under the Sultan.
  6. Any of various nymphalid butterflies of Europe and America, especially a red admiral or white admiral.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Mastery of the Sea, by Cyril Field, page 234
  2. ^ admiral” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

Anagrams[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English admiral, from Old French amirail, amiral (modern French amiral), from Arabic أَمِيرُ البَحْر(ʾamīru l-baḥr, commander of the fleet).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ad‧mi‧ral

Noun[edit]

admiral

  1. (military) an admiral

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch admiraal

Noun[edit]

admiral m

  1. admiral

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَمِير الْبَحْر(ʾamīr al-baḥr, commander of the fleet), via French amiral

Noun[edit]

admiral m (definite singular admiralen, indefinite plural admiraler, definite plural admiralene)

(military, nautical) an admiral

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَمِير الْبَحْر(ʾamīr al-baḥr, commander of the fleet), via French amiral

Noun[edit]

admiral m (definite singular admiralen, indefinite plural admiralar, definite plural admiralane)

(military, nautical) an admiral

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic اَمِير(amīr, commander) + -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /admǐraːl/
  • Hyphenation: ad‧mi‧ral

Noun[edit]

admìrāl m (Cyrillic spelling адмѝра̄л)

  1. admiral

Declension[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English admiral.

Noun[edit]

ádmirál

  1. (military) admiral

Synonyms[edit]

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