falafel

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic فَلَافِل(falāfil), the plural of فِلْفِل(filfil, pepper),[1][2] which is preceded by and derived from either:

Pronunciation[edit]

falafel balls
  • (UK) IPA(key): /fəˈlɑːfəl/, /fəˈlæfəl/, /fəˈlɒfəl/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /fəˈlɑfəl/
  • Rhymes: -æfəl, -ɑːfəl, -ɒfəl
  • Hyphenation: fa‧la‧fel

Noun[edit]

falafel (countable and uncountable, plural falafels or falafel)

  1. (uncountable) A Middle Eastern food in the form of balls made from chickpeas and other ingredients. Often served in a pita.
    • 2003, Margo Daly, Rough guide to Australia, page 51:
      Lebanese restaurants are especially good for vegetarians, with falafel rolls (pitta bread stuffed with chickpea patties, hummus and tabbouleh) making an inexpensive, filling meal.
    • 2003, Holly M. Moskowitz, Finding Falafel, page 58:
      I ate lafafalafel with all the regular stuffings and sauces wrapped in a pizza size pita instead of being stuffed in it. Etai ordered a regular falafel. My lafiz was twice the size of his falafel and although neither of us could finish the lafiz, we embarked on it together.
    There's a stall at the market that sells fantastic falafel.
  2. (countable) A pita with falafel balls inside (like a sandwich or a wrap).
    • 2003, Holly M. Moskowitz, Finding Falafel, page 58:
      I ate lafa — falafel with all the regular stuffings and sauces wrapped in a pizza size pita instead of being stuffed in it. Etai ordered a regular falafel. My lafiz was twice the size of his falafel and although neither of us could finish the lafiz, we embarked on it together.
    • 2010, Reza Aslan, How to Win a Cosmic War: Confronting Radical Religions, page 161:
      Here, close-cropped future soldiers would learn how to introduce themselves to strangers, the proper way to order a falafel and a Coke, how to shout Get out of the car.
    • 2012, Giveon Cornfield, Lilian, page 186:
      They decided, sotto voce, to go out for a falafel. [] The falafel itself was incidental: it was the array of salds, pickled and fried vegetables, olives and sauces which one stuffed into the pita that made it such an adventure.
    • 2013, Ruchama King Feuerman, In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist, New York Review of Books (→ISBN), page 218:
      A beggar, his head swathed in rags, was eating a falafel, bits of cucumber falling out of the pita's corners. He looked askance as Mustafa lumbered by.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:falafel.
  3. (countable) A single falafel ball.
    The stallholder puts salad into an open pita bread, followed by the four falafels, and then liberally covers them with hummus.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ falafel”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN
  2. ^ Isaac E. Mozeson (September 2002) The Word: The Dictionary That Reveals the Hebrew Source of English[1], SP Books, →ISBN, retrieved 12 October 2011, page 123

Danish[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic فَلَافِل(falāfil), the plural of فِلْفِل(filfil, pepper). See the English entry for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

falafel c (singular definite falaflen, plural indefinite falafler)

  1. falafel (single ball)

Declension[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic فَلَافِل(falāfil), the plural of فِلْفِل(filfil, pepper). See the English entry for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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  • IPA(key): /fɑˈlɑfəl/, /fɑˈlaːfəl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

falafel m (plural falafels, diminutive falafeltje n)

  1. falafel

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic فَلَافِل(falāfil), the plural of فِلْفِل(filfil, pepper). See the English entry for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
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  • IPA(key): /ˈfɑlɑfel/, [ˈfɑlɑfe̞l]
  • Rhymes: -ɑlɑfel
  • Syllabification: fa‧la‧fel

Noun[edit]

falafel

  1. falafel

Declension[edit]

Inflection of falafel (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative falafel falafelit
genitive falafelin falafelien
falafeleiden
falafeleitten
partitive falafelia falafeleita
falafeleja
illative falafeliin falafeleihin
singular plural
nominative falafel falafelit
accusative nom. falafel falafelit
gen. falafelin
genitive falafelin falafelien
falafeleiden
falafeleitten
partitive falafelia falafeleita
falafeleja
inessive falafelissa falafeleissa
elative falafelista falafeleista
illative falafeliin falafeleihin
adessive falafelilla falafeleilla
ablative falafelilta falafeleilta
allative falafelille falafeleille
essive falafelina falafeleina
translative falafeliksi falafeleiksi
instructive falafelein
abessive falafelitta falafeleitta
comitative falafeleineen
Possessive forms of falafel (type paperi)
possessor singular plural
1st person falafelini falafelimme
2nd person falafelisi falafelinne
3rd person falafelinsa

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic فَلَافِل(falāfil), the plural of فِلْفِل(filfil, pepper). See the English entry for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

falafel m inan

  1. falafel

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • falafel in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • falafel in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic فَلَافِل(falāfil), the plural of فِلْفِل(filfil, pepper). See the English entry for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /falaˈfel/, [fa.laˈfel]
  • Rhymes: -el
  • Hyphenation: fa‧la‧fel

Noun[edit]

falafel m (plural falafeles)

  1. falafel

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic فَلَافِل(falāfil), the plural of فِلْفِل(filfil, pepper). See the English entry for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
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  • Rhymes: -affel
  • Hyphenation: fa‧la‧fel

Noun[edit]

falafel c

  1. falafel

Declension[edit]

Declension of falafel 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative falafel falafeln falaflar falaflarna
Genitive falafels falafelns falaflars falaflarnas