canal

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English[edit]

A canal.
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French canal, from Old French canal, from Latin canālis (channel; canal), from canālis (canal), from canna (reed, cane), from Ancient Greek κάννα (kánna, reed), from Akkadian 𒄀 (qanû, reed), from Sumerian 𒄀𒈾 (gi.na). Doublet of channel.

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canal (plural canals)

  1. An artificial waterway or artificially improved river used for travel, shipping, or irrigation.
  2. (anatomy) A tubular channel within the body.
  3. (astronomy) One of the faint, hazy markings resembling straight lines on early telescopic images of the surface of Mars.

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canal (third-person singular simple present canals, present participle canaling or canalling, simple past and past participle canaled or canalled)

  1. To dig an artificial waterway in or to (a place), especially for drainage
    • 1968, Louisiana State University, Proceedings[1], page 165:
      In the mangrove-type salt marsh, the entire marsh must be canaled or impounded.
  2. To travel along a canal by boat
    • 1905, William Yoast Morgan, A Journey of a Jayhawker, page 211:
      Near Rotterdam we canalled by Delfthaven.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin canālis.

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canal f (plural canales)

  1. canal (artificial waterway)

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin canālis (channel; canal).

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canal m (plural canals)

  1. canal; channel (artificial passage for water)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin canālis. Doublet of chenal.

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canal m (plural canaux)

  1. canal
  2. channel (broadcasting: specific radio frequency or band of frequencies)

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French canal, from Latin canālis (channel; canal).

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canal m (plural canaux)

  1. (Jersey) canal

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese canal, from Latin canālis (canal), from canna (reed, cane), from Ancient Greek κάννα (kánna, reed), from Akkadian 𒄀 (qanû, reed), from Sumerian 𒄀𒈾 (gi.na). This form may possibly be an early borrowing or semi-learned term; cf. the fully inherited doublet cale, and related calha.

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canal m (plural canais)

  1. ditch
  2. canal (artificial waterway)
  3. (radio) channel (broadcasting: specific radio frequency or band of frequencies)
  4. (television) television channel

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French canal, Latin canālis.

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canal n (plural canale)

  1. (plural canaluri) canal
  2. channel

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish canal, from Latin canālis (channel; canal).

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canal m (plural canales)

  1. canal (waterway)
  2. channel (of television)
  3. (communication) channel
  4. (chemistry) channel
  5. cleavage

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Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin canālis.

Noun[edit]

canal m (plural canałi)

  1. canal
  2. channel (all senses)