ezel

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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Breton esel, from Proto-Celtic *asselī. Compare Cornish esel and Irish esel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ezel m

  1. member

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ēsel, from Old Dutch esil, from Proto-West Germanic *asil, from Late Latin asellus.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːzəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: e‧zel
  • Rhymes: -eːzəl

Noun[edit]

ezel m (plural ezels, diminutive ezeltje n, feminine ezelin)

  1. donkey, ass, Equus asinus or Equus asinus asinus
    Een ezel balkt: “i-aa, i-aa”.
    A donkey brays: “hee-haw, hee-haw”.
  2. fool, idiot
    Wat doen jullie nu? Stomme ezels!
    What are you doing? Dumb asses!
  3. easel
    Synonym: schildersezel
    Ezel en palet zijn onmisbare hulpmiddelen van de landschapsschilder.
    Easel and palette are essential tools of the landscape painter.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: esel
    • Sotho: esele
    • Xhosa: i-esile
  • English: easel
  • Negerhollands: esel

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

Anagrams[edit]

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Esel, from Middle High German esel, from Old High German esil, from Proto-West Germanic *asil, from Latin asellus. Doublet of wósoł.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ezel m animal

  1. donkey (domestic animal)
    Synonym: wósoł

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Starosta, Manfred (1999), “ezel”, in Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch (in German), Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ezel (definite accusative ezeli, uncountable)

  1. eternity, time stretching back without beginning

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative ezel
Definite accusative ezeli
Singular Plural
Nominative ezel
Definite accusative ezeli
Dative ezele
Locative ezelde
Ablative ezelden
Genitive ezelin

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian *esel, from Proto-West Germanic *asil.

Noun[edit]

ezel c (plural ezels, diminutive ezeltsje or ezelke)

  1. (dated) donkey

Further reading[edit]

  • ezel”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011