maal

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch mael, from Old Dutch *māl, from Proto-Germanic *mēlą, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₁- (to measure). Compare German Mahl, English meal, Danish mål.

Noun[edit]

maal n (plural malen, diminutive maaltje n)

  1. meal
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Noun[edit]

maal f (plural malen, diminutive maaltje n)

  1. time, turn, occurrence
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch mael, from Proto-Germanic *mēlą (mark, sign), from Proto-Indo-European *melh₂- (dark color).

Cognate with compare Old English mæl, Old Norse mál (ornament (on a sword)), Gothic 𐌼𐌴𐌻 (mēl, writing, scripture), Welsh melyn (yellow), Lithuanian mė́las (black), Ancient Greek μέλας (mélas, dark-colored, black).

Noun[edit]

maal n (plural malen, diminutive maaltje n)

  1. stain
  2. mark, marking
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Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

maal

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

Etymology 4[edit]

From Middle Dutch mael, male, from Old Dutch māla, from Proto-Germanic *mēlō (young cow), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *(s)melh₁-. Compare Old Irish míl (animal), Ancient Greek μῆλον (mêlon, lamb) , Breton mil (animal), Armenian մալ (mal, sheep; mutton; wether; cattle; livestock), Central Kurdish ماڵ (māł, livestock).

Noun[edit]

maal f (plural malen, diminutive maaltje n)

  1. (obsolete) calf (young cow)

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From maalima (to paint).

Noun[edit]

maal (genitive maali, partitive maali)

  1. painting

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Gamilaraay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maal

  1. one

References[edit]

  • Dhiirrala Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay Language Program St Joseph School Po Box 125 Walgett NSW 2368 Australia

Tala[edit]

Noun[edit]

maal

  1. water

References[edit]

  • R. Blench, The Rukul language of Central Nigeria and its affinities (2006) (mentions this word in notes)

Zangwal[edit]

Noun[edit]

maal

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Takács, Gábor (1999-2008) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, ISBN 9789004115385, page 248