ratel

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Afrikaans ratel, from Middle Dutch raat (honeycomb)

Noun[edit]

ratel (plural ratels)

  1. A carnivorous mammal, Mellivora capensis, found in Africa and some parts of Asia; the honey badger.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch raat (honeycomb).

Noun[edit]

ratel (plural ratels)

  1. honey badger
  2. badger

Synonyms[edit]

  • (badger): das

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch ratele.

Noun[edit]

ratel f, m (plural ratels, diminutive rateltje n)

  1. (music) ratchet, rattle
  2. ratchet (tool or mechanism)
  3. socket wrench
  4. rattle (organ for making noise, such as a rattlesnake's)

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

ratel

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

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch ratele. Related to raat.

Noun[edit]

ratel f (plural ratels, diminutive rateltje n)

  1. (Belgium) honeycomb
    • 1895, De Mandelbie, vol. 1, issue 6, page 86.
      Zij zullen meêdoogenloos uitgeplunterd worden ; zelfs de ratels zullen hunne vraatzucht niet ontgaan, zooals gij verder zult zien.
    • 1971, Vlaams Imkersblad, page 227.
      Honig diende tot voeding en werd als offer in de godsdienstige plechtigheden aangeboden. De oude Kelten, over drie duizend jaren, boden de landelijke godheden een ratel (raat) zeem aan om de zegening der veldvruchten te bekomen.
  2. (uncommon) ratel [from 18th c.]
    Synonyms: honingdas

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ratel m (plural ratéis)

  1. honey badger (Mellivora capensis, a mustelid of Africa, Arabia and India)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ratel m (plural rateles)

  1. honey badger

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