koel

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See also: köl and -köl

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Noun[edit]

koel (plural koels)

  1. A cuckoo of the genus Eudynamys, native to Asia, Australia and the Pacific.
    • 1994, Dorothy Porter, The Monkey's Mask, p. 49:
      It's a beautiful night / a koel starts up / its one weird note.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch coel, from Old Dutch cuol, *kuol (cool, fresh), from Proto-Germanic *kōlaz, *kōlijaz (cool), from Proto-Indo-European *gel- (cold). Cognate with English cool, German kühl (cool). Related to koud.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kul/
  • Rhymes: -ul
  • (file)
  • Homophone: cool

Adjective[edit]

koel (comparative koeler, superlative koelst)

  1. (literally) cold, chilly (having a low temperature)
  2. (figuratively) without warm feelings
  3. (figuratively) cool, with an in-control image

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of koel
uninflected koel
inflected koele
comparative koeler
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial koel koeler het koelst
het koelste
indefinite m./f. sing. koele koelere koelste
n. sing. koel koeler koelste
plural koele koelere koelste
definite koele koelere koelste
partitive koels koelers

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Verb[edit]

koel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of koelen
  2. imperative of koelen

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