kaal

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See also: kål

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kaal.

Adjective[edit]

kaal (attributive kale, comparative kaler, superlative kaalste)

  1. bald

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch cale, from Old Dutch *kalo, from Proto-Germanic *kalwaz (naked, bald), from Proto-Indo-European *galw- (naked, bald). Compare German kahl, West Frisian keal, English callow.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaːl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kaal
  • Rhymes: -aːl

Adjective[edit]

kaal (comparative kaler, superlative kaalst)

  1. without defining features, smooth, bland, plain
  2. bald, bare, without fur, plumage, foliage etc.
  3. (of a person, figuratively) skinned, without means, in a poor state

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of kaal
uninflected kaal
inflected kale
comparative kaler
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial kaal kaler het kaalst
het kaalste
indefinite m./f. sing. kale kalere kaalste
n. sing. kaal kaler kaalste
plural kale kalere kaalste
definite kale kalere kaalste
partitive kaals kalers

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References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German schale.

Noun[edit]

kaal (genitive kaalu, partitive kaalu)

  1. weight (the numerical value)
  2. scale (device used to measure weight)
  3. importance, weight

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Võro[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *kakla.

Noun[edit]

kaal (genitive kaala, partitive kaala)

  1. neck
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kaal (genitive kaalu, partitive kaalu)

  1. weight
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This noun needs an inflection-table template.


Wik-Mungkan[edit]

Noun[edit]

kaal

  1. mother's younger brother; uncle

Yucatec Maya[edit]

Noun[edit]

kaal (plural kaaloʼob)

  1. (anatomy) neck