medal

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See also: meðal

English[edit]

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The National Geographic Society's "Hubbard Medal"

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English [Term?], from Middle French medaille, medale, from Italian medaglia (originally "half a denarius"), from Vulgar Latin *medālia, dissimilated form of the unattested *mediālia, neuter plural (taken for a feminine singular) of the adjective *mediālis (of the middle), from Late Latin mediāle (middle), from Latin medius.

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Noun[edit]

medal (plural medals)

  1. A stamped metal disc used as a personal ornament, a charm, or a religious object.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970:
      , II.i.3:
      Whether their images, shrines, relics, consecrated things, holy water, medals, benedictions, those divine amulets, holy exorcisms, and the sign of the cross, be available in this disease?
  2. A stamped or cast metal object (usually a disc), particularly one awarded as a prize or reward.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: メダル (medaru)
  • Korean: 메달 (medal)

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Verb[edit]

medal (third-person singular simple present medals, present participle medaling or medalling, simple past and past participle medaled or medalled)

  1. (intransitive, sports, colloquial) To win a medal.
    He medalled twice at the Olympics.
    • 2013 January 13, “Je Ne Sais What?”, in The Good Wife, season 4, episode 12, spoken by Anna (Elizabeth Alderfer):
      I wanted to medal. I was pregnant and I wanted to medal.
  2. (transitive) To award a medal to.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French médaille, from Italian medaglia.

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medal (definite accusative medalı, plural medallar)

  1. medal

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Further reading[edit]

  • medal” in Obastan.com.

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

medal

  1. medal.

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References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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medal (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. medal

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Medals engraved by Polish artist Zbigniew Kotyłło

Etymology[edit]

From French médaille, from Italian medaglia.

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Noun[edit]

medal m inan (diminutive medalik)

  1. medal (stamped metal disc)

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Further reading[edit]

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