paal

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See also: Pål and pa'al

Cahuilla[edit]

Noun[edit]

páal

  1. mortar (for pounding and grinding)

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch pâel, from Old Dutch pāl, borrowed from Latin pālus.

Noun[edit]

paal m (plural palen, diminutive paaltje n)

  1. post, stake, pole, pile
  2. (sports) goalpost
    Synonym: doelpaal
  3. (heraldry) pale, perpendicular stripe
  4. (euphemistic) erect phallus
  5. an Indonesian measure of distance
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch pāle, borrowed from Middle French pale, from Latin pala.

Noun[edit]

paal f (plural palen, diminutive paaltje n)

  1. peel, baker's instrument
    Synonym: ovenpaal
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed French pâle (pale).

Adjective[edit]

paal (comparative paler, superlative paalst)

  1. pale
  2. faded, discolored
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of paal
uninflected paal
inflected pale
comparative paler
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial paal paler het paalst
het paalste
indefinite m./f. sing. pale palere paalste
n. sing. paal paler paalste
plural pale palere paalste
definite pale palere paalste
partitive paals palers

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

paal

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

Laven[edit]

Noun[edit]

paal

  1. (Laven and Juk) shoulder

Further reading[edit]

  • Theraphan L-Thongkum, A brief look at thirteen Mon-Khmer languages of Xekong province, southern Laos (2002), Collected Papers on Southeast Asian and Pacific Languages (edited by Robert Stuart Bauer)