akal

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay akal, from Classical Malay akal, from Arabic عَقْل(ʿaql, understanding, intellect).

Noun[edit]

akal (first-person possessive akalku, second-person possessive akalmu, third-person possessive akalnya)

  1. thought, mind
    Synonyms: ingatan, pikiran
  2. an idea or a way to do something
    Ia mencari akal menyingirkan saya.
    S/he is looking for a way to get rid of me.
    Synonyms: daya upaya, ikhtiar
  3. trick, deception
    Synonyms: tipu daya, muslihat, kecerdikan, kelicikan
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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic عَقْل(ʿaql, understanding, intellect).

Noun[edit]

akal (Jawi spelling عقلor اکل‎, plural akal-akal, informal 1st possessive akalku, 2nd possessive akalmu, 3rd possessive akalnya)

  1. thought, mind
    Manusia ialah makhluk yang berakal.
    Humans are beings with minds.
  2. idea, way, solution
    Aku ada satu akal.
    I have an idea.
  3. trick, deception
    Sang Harimau terperdaya lagi oleh akal Sang Kancil.
    Tiger has yet again fallen for Mousedeer's tricks.

Further reading[edit]


Ternate[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Arabic عَقْل(ʿaql)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

akal

  1. the mind

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Turkish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

akal

  1. pink