kolonel

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kolonel.

Noun[edit]

kolonel (plural kolonels)

  1. colonel

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested 1548, from Middle French coronel, from Italian colonnello (the officer of a small company of soldiers (column) that marched at the head of a regiment), from compagna colonnella (little column company), from Latin columna (pillar), originally a collateral form of columen, contraction culmen (a pillar, top, crown, summit), o-grade form from a Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (going around).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ko‧lo‧nel

Noun[edit]

kolonel m (plural kolonels, diminutive kolonelletje n)

  1. colonel, the military rank
  2. (printing, dated) A size of type between insertio and petit, standardized as 7 point.

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French colonel or English colonel.

Noun[edit]

kolonel (genitive koloneli, partitive koloneli)

  1. colonel

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