banal

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Etymology[edit]

From French banal, from Medieval Latin bannalis (pertaining to compulsory feudal service, applied especially to mills, wells, ovens, etc., used in common by people of the lower classes, upon the command of a feudal superior; hence, common, commonplace), from bannum (command, proclamation). See also ban, abandon.

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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.

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Breton[edit]

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banal m

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

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ban +‎ -al, related to Medieval Latin bannalis, from bannum.

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

  1. banal; commonplace

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banal m (feminine singular banale, masculine plural banaux, feminine plural banales)

  1. (law) public
  2. (historical) relating to facilities owned by feudal lords
    un four banal, un moulin banal
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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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banal (comparative banaler, superlative am banalsten)

  1. banal

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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banal

  1. banal (common)

Luxembourgish[edit]

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

  1. banal

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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banal

  1. banal (common)

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Portuguese[edit]

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banal m, f (plural banais, comparable)

  1. banal (common)
  2. hackneyed (repeated too often)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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banal m, f (plural banales)

  1. banal

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Tagalog[edit]

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banal

  1. pious