basal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From base +‎ -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): [ˈbeɪsəɫ]
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  • (US, also) IPA(key): [ˈbeɪzəɫ]
  • Rhymes: -eɪsəl, -eɪzəl

Adjective[edit]

basal (comparative more basal, superlative most basal)

  1. Basic, elementary; relating to, or forming, the base, or point of origin.
    This is the basal idea.
    The organism needs more energy on basal maintenance.
    A basal reader is a kind of book that is used to teach reading.
  2. (anatomy) Associated with the base of an organism or structure.
    In the spring, basal leaves emerge from a stout taproot.
  3. (medicine) Of a minimal level that is necessary for maintaining the health or life of an organism.
    a basal diet
  4. (chiefly systematics) In a phylogenetic tree, being a group, or member of a group, which diverged earlier. The earliest clade to branch in a larger clade.
    Hittite is a basal Indo-European language.
    A magnolia is a basal angiosperm.

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Noun[edit]

basal (plural basals)

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  1. base, bottom, minimum
  2. (anatomy) Any basal structure or part

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Afar[edit]

Basal.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic بَصَل(baṣal).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʌsʌl/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧sal

Noun[edit]

básal m (singulative basáltu m)

  1. (collective) onions

Declension[edit]

Declension of básal
absolutive básal
predicative básala
subjective básal
genitive básal
Postpositioned forms
l-case básalal
k-case básalak
t-case básalat
h-case básalah

References[edit]

  • E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985), “basal”, in An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

basal (feminine singular basale, masculine plural basaux, feminine plural basales)

  1. basal

Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: bazal
  • Turkish: bazal

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

basal (strong nominative masculine singular basaler, comparative basaler, superlative am basalsten)

  1. basal

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Indonesian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbasal]
  • Hyphenation: ba‧sal

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch basalt, from French basalte, from Middle French basalte, from Late Latin basaltes, a misspelling of Latin basanites, from Ancient Greek βασανίτης (basanítēs), from βάσανος (básanos, touchstone), from Egyptian bḫn (a hard stone).

Noun[edit]

basal (first-person possessive basalku, second-person possessive basalmu, third-person possessive basalnya)

  1. (geology) basalt: a hard mafic igneous rock of varied mineral content; volcanic in origin, which makes up much of the Earth's oceanic crust.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Malay basal (dropsy), from Arabic بَصَل(baṣal, onion, bulb).

Noun[edit]

basal (first-person possessive basalku, second-person possessive basalmu, third-person possessive basalnya)

  1. dropsy, edema
    Synonym: edema

Etymology 3[edit]

From Dutch basaal, from English basal.

Adjective[edit]

basal

  1. basal:
    1. basic, elementary; relating to, or forming, the base, or point of origin.
      Synonym: dasar
    2. (anatomy, histology) associated with the base of an organism or structure.
    3. (medicine) of a minimal level that is necessary for maintaining the health or life of an organism.

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic بَصَل(baṣal).

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Noun[edit]

basal m (collective, singulative basla, paucal basliet)

  1. onion (as a mass or species); several onions
    • 2018, “Tasal li tiekol burger bid-dud?”, in Television Malta (TVM)[1]:
      Biex il-burger ikun komplut jisserva bil-ħass, basal u tadam u diġà kien suċċess fl-Olanda u l-Belġju.
      For the burger to be complete it is served with lettuce, onions and tomatoes; it has already been a success in the Netherlands and Belgium.
  2. bulbs

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Maranao[edit]

Verb[edit]

basal

  1. to beat, to knock

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

basal m or f (plural basais, not comparable)

  1. basal

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baˈsal/, [baˈsal]
  • Hyphenation: ba‧sal

Adjective[edit]

basal (plural basales)

  1. basal

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