dril

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

dril c (singular definite drillen, plural indefinite driller)

  1. drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus)

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See drille (to tease).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /drel/, [d̥ʁælˀ]

Noun[edit]

dril n or c

  1. banter, kidding, teasing
Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

dril

  1. imperative of drille

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /drɪl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: dril
  • Rhymes: -ɪl

Etymology 1[edit]

Likely borrowed from English drill or French drill (see the oldest quotation), perhaps from an African language.

Noun[edit]

dril m (plural drillen)

  1. A drill, Mandrillus leucophaeus. [from late 18th c.]
    • 1793, Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon, "Bijvoegzel tot de natuurlijke historie van de Oranga-Outangs", De algemeene en byzondere natuurlyke historie, addendum to Volume 11 (part XIV, page 24), tr. by J. D. Pasteur, publ. by A. Blussé & son, page 2.
      Het is ook datzelfde dier, dat BOSMAN Smitten genoemd heeft, dat verscheiden reizigers Barris, andere Dril en enige andere Quimpezé genoemd hebben, []
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 1882, Charles Darwin, De afstamming van den mensch en de seksueele teeltkeus, tr. by Hermanus Hartogh Heys van Zouteveen Vol. 2, publ. by J. J. van Breederode, page 240.
      Bij den dril (Cynocephalus leucophaeus) zijn de wijfjes en jongen veel bleeker gekleurd, met minder groen, dan de volwassen mannetjes.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from German Drill, Drillich, from Middle High German drilich, from Old High German drilīh, from Latin trilīx.

Noun[edit]

dril n (uncountable)

  1. drill (dense, stout fabric, often of linen or cotton)

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

dril

  1. first-person singular present indicative of drillen
  2. imperative of drillen

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle Irish drithle

Noun[edit]

dril

  1. a drop of dew; state of being slightly drunk; spark, a sparkle

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English drill. Doublet of terliz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɾil/, [ˈd̪ɾil]

Noun[edit]

dril m (plural driles)

  1. drill (fabric)