banal

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See also: banał and Banal

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French banal (held in common, relating to feudal service, by extension commonplace), from Old French banel, related to Medieval Latin bannālis (subject to feudal authority), from Latin bannus (jurisdiction), both ultimately from Proto-Germanic *bannaną (to order, summon, forbid). Equivalent to ban +‎ -al. See also ban, abandon.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈnɑːl/, /ˈbeɪnəl/, /bəˈnæl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑːl, -eɪnəl, -æl

Adjective[edit]

banal (comparative more banal or banaler, superlative most banal or banalest)

  1. Common in a boring way, to the point of being predictable; containing nothing new or fresh.
    Synonyms: everyday, prosaic; see also Thesaurus:hackneyed, Thesaurus:boring
    Antonyms: new, original
    • 2013, John Carney, Begin Again (motion picture), spoken by Dan (Mark Ruffalo):
      One of the most banal scenes is suddenly invested with so much meaning! All these banalities - They're suddenly turned into these… these beautiful, effervescent pearls. From Music.
  2. (uncommon, historical) Relating to a type of feudal jurisdiction or service.
    • 1926, Thomas Guérin, Feudal Canada: The Story of the Seigniories of New France, page 72:
      They arrived in 1732, and were distributed gratis to the more important banal mills.
    • 1984, C. Warren Hollister, “War and Diplomacy in the Anglo-Norman world: the reign of Henry I”, in Anglo-Norman Studies VI: Proceedings of the Battle Conference, 1983, page 79:
      French historians have viewed these policies as efforts to replace the banal authority inherited from the Carolingians []
    • 2002, Wim Blockmans, Peter Hoppenbrouwers, Introduction to Medieval Europe 300–1500, page 138:
      To what extent were banal lords accountable to a prince or a king for their unrestricted exercise of public authority?

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Bikol Central[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *bənər, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bənər. Compare Kapampangan banal, Masbatenyo banal, and Tagalog banal.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧nal
  • IPA(key): /baˈnal/, [baˈn̪al̪]

Adjective[edit]

banál

  1. pious; devout

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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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banal m

  1. bramble
  2. broom (a plant, sp. Genista)

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French banal.

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banal m or f (masculine and feminine plural banals)

  1. banal (common in a boring way)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ban +‎ -al, related to Medieval Latin bannālis, from bannus.

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banal (feminine banale, masculine plural banals, feminine plural banales)

  1. (historical) owned by feudal lords
  2. (law) public, shared
    Synonym: communal
    un four banala village oven
    un moulin banala village mill
    un pressoir banal(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. banal, trite, commonplace

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French banal, from Medieval Latin bannalis, from bannum.

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banal (strong nominative masculine singular banaler, comparative banaler, superlative am banalsten)

  1. banal

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Further reading[edit]

  • banal” in Duden online
  • banal” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay banal, from Dutch banaal, from French banal, from Medieval Latin bannalis, from bannum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbanal]
  • Hyphenation: ba‧nal

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banal

  1. banal (common)
    Synonym: biasa
  2. rude
    Synonym: kasar

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Kapampangan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *bənər, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bənər. Compare Bikol Central banal, Masbatenyo banal, and Tagalog banal.

Adjective[edit]

banál

  1. holy; sacred

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

banal (masculine banalen, neuter banaalt, comparative méi banal, superlative am banaalsten)

  1. banal

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch banaal, from French banal, from Medieval Latin bannalis, from bannum.

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banal (Jawi spelling بانل)

  1. banal (common)
    Synonym: basi

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Masbatenyo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *bənər, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bənər.

Adjective[edit]

banál

  1. holy; divine

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Rhymes: -al, -aw
  • Hyphenation: ba‧nal

Adjective[edit]

banal m or f (plural banais)

  1. banal (common)
  2. hackneyed (repeated too often)
    Synonyms: batido, trivial

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French banal.

Adjective[edit]

banal m or n (feminine singular banală, masculine plural banali, feminine and neuter plural banale)

  1. commonplace

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French banal, from Medieval Latin bannālis, from bannum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baˈnal/ [baˈnal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Syllabification: ba‧nal

Adjective[edit]

banal m or f (masculine and feminine plural banales)

  1. banal

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French banal. First attested in 1845.[1]

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banal (comparative banalare, superlative banalast)

  1. banal
    • 2023 June 21, Hedda Berglund, “Larmet från vårdcentralerna: Yngre söker vård i onödan [The alarm from the health centers: Younger people seek care unnecessarily]”, in SVT Nyheter[1]:
      Myggbett. Insektsbett. Skoskav. Feber sen igår. Täppt i näsan. Ont i ögonen eftersom man har gråtit mycket. En ögonfrans har trillat av. [] Hosta i tre timmar. Håravfall efter att man färgat håret flera gånger. Sjukskrivning för att en lösnagel hade ramlat av. [] Det är några exempel på det som vi kallar banala hälsotillstånd.
      Mosquito bite. Insect bite. Shoe chafing. Fever since yesterday. Blocked nose. Eyes hurting because one have cried a lot. An eyelash has fallen off. [] Cough for three hours. Hair loss after dyeing one's hair several times. Sick leave because a false nail had fallen off. [] These are some examples of what we call banal health conditions.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of banal
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular banal banalare banalast
Neuter singular banalt banalare banalast
Plural banala banalare banalast
Masculine plural3 banale banalare banalast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 banale banalare banalaste
All banala banalare banalaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Malay benar, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bənər (true, righteous, honest). Compare Bikol Central banal, Kapampangan banal, Masbatenyo banal.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧nal
  • IPA(key): /baˈnal/, [bɐˈnal]

Adjective[edit]

banál (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜈᜎ᜔)

  1. holy; sacred; blessed
    Synonyms: sagrado, santo
  2. virtuous; righteous
  3. pious; devout
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Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧nal
  • IPA(key): /ˈbanal/, [ˈba.nɐl]

Noun[edit]

banal (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜈᜎ᜔) (obsolete)

  1. discomfort in one's bones (of the hands or feet)
    Synonyms: pilay, sala, lisya
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Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧nal
  • IPA(key): /ˈbanal/, [ˈba.nɐl]

Noun[edit]

banal (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜈᜎ᜔) (obsolete)

  1. weight of five onzas

Further reading[edit]

  • banal”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018
  • San Buena Ventura, Fr. Pedro de (1613), Juan de Silva, editor, Vocabulario de lengua tagala: El romance castellano puesto primero[2], La Noble Villa de Pila
    • page 232: “Deſconçertarſe) Banal (pp) pie o mano”
    • page 379: “Iuſto) Banal (pc) que en todo açierta”
    • page 601: “Virtuoſo) Banal (pc) que ſigue la juſtiçia”

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French banal.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bɑˈnɑl]
  • Hyphenation: ba‧nal

Adjective[edit]

banal

  1. banal

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