kaliber

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French calibre (bore of a gun, size, capacity (literally, and figuratively), also weight). Origin uncertain, perhaps, from Latin qua libra (of what dimensions, weight).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ka‧li‧ber

Noun[edit]

kaliber n (plural kalibers, diminutive kalibertje n)

  1. calibre

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: kaliber

Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kaliber, from French calibre (bore of a gun, size, capacity (literally, and figuratively), also weight). Semantic loan from English calibre for "capacity or compass of mind" sense.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kaˈli.bər]
  • Hyphenation: ka‧li‧bêr

Noun[edit]

kaliber

  1. calibre, caliber
    1. Diameter of the bore of a firearm, typically measured between opposite lands.
    2. The diameter of round or cylindrical body, as of a bullet, a projectile, or a column.
    3. (figuratively, colloquial) capacity or compass of mind.

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From French calibre, from Arabic قَالِب(qālib).

Noun[edit]

kaliber n (definite singular kaliberet, indefinite plural kaliber or kalibre, definite plural kalibra or kalibrene)

  1. calibre, or caliber (US)

Usage notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Language Council of Norway, Spelling decisions since 2012 (in Norwegian, retrieved 12.21.20)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From French calibre, from Arabic قَالِب(qālib).

Noun[edit]

kaliber n (definite singular kaliberet, indefinite plural kaliber, definite plural kalibera)

  1. calibre, or caliber (US)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Prior to a revision in 2020, this noun was also considered grammatically masculine.[1] The masculine forms kaliberen, kalibrar, and kalibrane were then made obsolete.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Language Council of Norway, Spelling decisions since 2012 (in Norwegian, retrieved 12.21.20)

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French calibre, from Arabic قَالِب(qālib), from Classical Syriac ܩܠܒܝܕ(/*qālobīḏ/, last), from Ancient Greek καλοπόδιον (kalopódion, last), diminutive of καλόπους (kalópous, last), compound of κᾶλον (kâlon, wood) and πούς (poús, foot).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈli.bɛr/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ibɛr
  • Syllabification: ka‧li‧ber

Noun[edit]

kaliber m inan

  1. calibre

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kaliber c

  1. calibre