banal

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See also: banał and Banal

English[edit]

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.

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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.
    Synonyms: everyday, prosaic; see also Thesaurus:hackneyed, Thesaurus:boring
    Antonyms: new, original
    • 2013, John Carney, Begin Again, 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, history) 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]

Compare Kapampangan banal, Masbatenyo banal, and Tagalog banal.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧nal
  • IPA(key): /baˈnal/

Adjective[edit]

banál

  1. pious; devout

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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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banal m

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

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French banal.

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

  1. banal; commonplace

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banal (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
    a commonplace oven, a commonplace mill

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  • Catalan: banal
  • Dutch: banaal
  • English: banal
  • German: banal
  • Portuguese: banal
  • Romanian: banal
  • Spanish: banal
  • Turkish: banal

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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]

Compare Bikol Central banal, Masbatenyo banal, and Tagalog banal.

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banál

  1. holy; sacred

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Luxembourgish[edit]

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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]

Adjective[edit]

banál

  1. holy; divine

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

banal m or f (plural banais, comparable)

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

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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]

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

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banal (plural banales)

  1. banal

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Bikol Central banal, Kapampangan banal, and Masbatenyo banal.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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banál

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

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French banal.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

banal

  1. banal

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