mål

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse mál (language, speech, matter, affair) (from Proto-Germanic *maþlą).

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Noun[edit]

mål n (singular definite målet, plural indefinite mål)

  1. language
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Verb[edit]

mål

  1. imperative of måle

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse mál (size, measurement, time, meal) (from Proto-Germanic *mēlą).

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Noun[edit]

mål n (singular definite målet, plural indefinite mål)

  1. goal (something aspired to)
    Vores mål er at tredoble produktionen inden året er omme.
    Our goal is to triple production before the end of the year.
  2. (sports) goal (area, point, act)
    Møller scorede et mål ved at sparke bolden ind i målet, så nu fører hans hold med 3 mål.
    Møller scored a goal by kicking the ball into the goal, so now his team is ahead by 3 goals.
  3. measuring cup
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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Some senses from Old Norse mál (language, speech, matter, affair) (from Proto-Germanic *maþlą), and others from Old Norse mál (size, measurement, time, meal) (from Proto-Germanic *mēlą).

Noun[edit]

mål n (definite singular målet, indefinite plural mål, definite plural måla or målene)

  1. aim, goal, purpose, target
  2. measure, measurement
  3. language, dialect
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

mål

  1. imperative of måle

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Norwegian Nynorsk mál (size, measurement, time, meal) (from Proto-Germanic *mēlą).

Noun[edit]

mål n (definite singular målet, indefinite plural mål, definite plural måla)

  1. aim, goal, purpose, target
  2. measure, measurement

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse mál (language, speech, matter, affair) (from Proto-Germanic *maþlą).

Noun[edit]

mål n (definite singular målet, indefinite plural mål, definite plural måla)

  1. language, dialect

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

mål

  1. imperative of måle

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Some senses from Old Norse mál (language, speech, matter, affair, case) (from Proto-Germanic *maþlą), and others from Old Norse mál (size, measurement, time, meal) (from Proto-Germanic *mēlą).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mål n

  1. target; what one aims to hit
  2. (sports) finish; goal. Where a race ends
    Den som kommer i mål först, har vunnit
    Whoever reaches the goal first, is the winner
  3. (sports, such as soccer) goal; the place the players should attempt to put the ball in, in order to score
  4. (somewhat dated) language; dialect
  5. meal
  6. juridical case

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