esel

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See also: Esel and æsel

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch ezel, from Middle Dutch ēsel, from Old Dutch esil, from Proto-West Germanic *asil, from Late Latin asellus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

esel (plural esels, diminutive eseltjie)

  1. donkey, ass
    Synonym: donkie
  2. easel (frame used by artistic painters and draughtspeople)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Sotho: esele

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

esik +‎ -el

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ˈɛʃɛl]
  • Hyphenation: esel

Verb[edit]

esel

  1. second-person singular indicative present indefinite of esik

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch esil, from Late Latin asellus.

Noun[edit]

ēsel m

  1. donkey
  2. fool, idiot

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German esel, from Old Saxon esil, from late Proto-West Germanic *asil, from Latin asellus.

Noun[edit]

esel n (definite singular eselet or eslet, indefinite plural esel or esler, definite plural esla or eslene)

  1. a donkey or ass (a domestic or wild animal)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German esel, from Old Saxon esil, from late Proto-West Germanic *asil, from Latin asellus.

Noun[edit]

esel n (definite singular eselet, indefinite plural esel, definite plural esla)

  1. a donkey or ass