paling

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

paling

  1. present participle of pale

Noun[edit]

paling (plural palings)

  1. A pointed stick used to make a fence.
  2. A fence made of palings.
    • 1789, Alderman Le Mesurier[4], addressing the House of Commons, in The Parliamentary Register,[5] London: John Debrett, Volume 26, p. 172,[6]
      Gentlemen must have observed that many of the nurserymen’s plantations were wide and extensive, some of them covering several acres; and that their palings and fences were for the most part low, and might be so weak and out of repair, as to afford a very insufficient security against the inroads of robbers and spoilers.
    • 1813 January 27, [Jane Austen], chapter 12, in Pride and Prejudice, volume (please specify |volume=I to III), London: [] [George Sidney] for T[homas] Egerton [], OCLC 38659585:
      The park paling was still the boundary on one side, and she soon passed one of the gates into the ground.
  3. (Caribbean) A fence made of galvanized sheeting.[1]
    • 1961, V. S. Naipaul, A House for Mr Biswas, London: André Deutsch, Part One, Chapter 3, p. 118,[7]
      He worked badly. He had to paint a large sign on a corrugated iron paling. Doing letters on a corrugated surface was bad enough; to paint a cow and a gate, as he had to, was maddening.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Allsopp and Jeannette Allsop (eds.) Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage, University of the West Indies Press, 2003.[1]

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch paling, from Middle Dutch paeldinc, from Old Dutch *pathelink.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɑː.lɪŋ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

paling (plural palinge, diminutive palinkie)

  1. eel

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch palinc, padelinc, paeldinc, from Old Dutch paelding, paleding, palezinc. The original form seems to be *palathing (attested in the placename Palathingadīc) or, as some sources prefer, *pathaling. This has no cognates outside Dutch and probably goes back to a substrate language. As the oldest attestation is (latinised) palengus, one could alternatively see the -th- as excrescent and thus derived the word from Proto-West Germanic *pāl (pole) after the fish's shape. While this is less likely, the distinction sometimes made between aal (juvenile eel) and paling (large, adult eel) may indeed have been influenced by association with paal.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

paling m (plural palingen, diminutive palinkje n)

  1. eel
    Synonym: aal

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: paling
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: palinggi
  • Negerhollands: paliṅ
  • Papiamentu: paling (dated)

Indonesian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpalɪŋ]
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ling

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.).

Verb[edit]

paling

  1. to turn
    Synonym: putar
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Malay paling.

Adverb[edit]

paling

  1. most
    Synonyms: ter-, teramat
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Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

paling

  1. majority

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paling (Jawi spelling ڤاليڠ‎)

  1. top; greatest, super
  2. mainstream

Adverb[edit]

paling (Jawi spelling ڤاليڠ‎)

  1. most, very

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West Makian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Indonesian paling.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

paling

  1. very much

Usage notes[edit]

Precedes the verb it modifies.

References[edit]

  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[8], Pacific linguistics