coronal

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English coronal, from Anglo-Norman coronal, from Latin corōnālis (related to a crown), from corōna (crown).

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coronal (comparative more coronal, superlative most coronal)

  1. Relating to a crown or coronation.
  2. (astronomy) Relating to the corona of a star.
    • (Can we date this quote by Abney and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The coronal light during the eclipse is faint.
    • 2013 July 28, Megan Gannon, “Spacecraft Sees Giant 'Hole' In the Sun”, in news.yahoo.com[1], retrieved 2013-07-29:
      Coronal holes are darker, cooler regions of the sun's atmosphere, or corona, containing little solar material. In these gaps, magnetic field lines whip out into the solar wind rather than looping back to the sun's surface. Coronal holes can affect space weather, as they send solar particles streaming off the sun about three times faster than the slower wind unleashed elsewhere from the sun's atmosphere, according to a description from NASA.
  3. (botany) Relating to the corona of a flower.
  4. (phonetics) Relating to a sound made with the tip or blade of the tongue.
  5. (anatomy) Relating to the coronal plane that divides a body into dorsal (back) and ventral (front).
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coronal (plural coronals)

  1. A crown or coronet.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter V, in Le Morte Darthur, book V:
      Therfore aryse and dresse the thow gloton / For this day shall thou dye of my hand / Thenne the gloton anone starte vp and tooke a grete clubbe in his hand / and smote at the kynge that his coronal fylle to the erthe
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.5:
      That shall embellish more your beautie bright, / And crowne your heades with heavenly coronall, / Such as the Angels weare before Gods tribunall!
  2. A wreath or garland of flowers.
    • 1862, Edward McDermott, The Popular Guide to the International Exhibition of 1862, Cambridge University Press:
      The bowl is in the Renaissance style, with winged figures supporting coronals and wreaths of flowers, and on the edge is an emblematic figure pouring out water.
    • 1911, George Sterling, Duandon[2]:
      Where, darker for the sky's unclouded dome, The waves took sudden coronals of foam
  3. The frontal bone, over which the ancients wore their coronae or garlands.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hooper to this entry?)
    • 1947, Hans Grüneberg, Animal Genetics and Medicine, page 190:
      Oxycephaly results from the fusion of both coronal sutures and of the sagittal suture; trigonocephaly from a fusion of both coronals; []
  4. (phonetics) A consonant produced with the tip or blade of the tongue.
    • 2011, Mirco Ghini, Asymmetries in the Phonology of Miogliola, page 34:
      This structurally accounts for a number of phenomena that treat coronals asymetrically with respect to other places of articulation.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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coronal (plural coronals)

  1. Obsolete form of colonel.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin corōnālis, from corōna (a crown).

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coronal (feminine singular coronale, masculine plural coronaux, feminine plural coronales)

  1. (anatomy, astronomy, botany, phonetics) coronal

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman coronal, from Latin corōnālis; equivalent to coroune +‎ -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔruˈnaːl/, /ˈkɔrunal/, /ˈkɔr(ə)nal/, /ˈkruːnal/

Noun[edit]

coronal (plural coronales)

  1. A tiara; a crown lacking arches or covering (often combined with a helm).
  2. The point or top of a rod-shaped object (e.g. a pike or pillar)
  3. (rare) A nimbus; the headgear of angels and saints.

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  • English: coronal

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coronal m or f (plural coronais, comparable)

  1. (phonetics) coronal (produced with tip or blade of tongue)

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coronal m (plural coronais)

  1. (phonetics) coronal (consonant produced with tip or blade of tongue)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin coronalis.

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coronal (plural coronales)

  1. (anatomy) coronal
  2. (phonetics) coronal (relating to a sound produced with the tip or blade of the tongue)

Noun[edit]

coronal f (plural coronales)

  1. (phonetics) coronal (a consonant produced with the tip or blade of the tongue)

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