straal

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch strale, strael, from Old Dutch strāla, from Proto-Germanic *strēlaz, *strēlō (arrow, ray, beam), from Proto-Indo-European *strēl- *strēlā- (arrow, beam). Compare German Strahl, English streal.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

straal f (plural stralen, diminutive straaltje n)

  1. ray (a beam of light or radiation)
  2. a thin stream of liquid, a trickle
  3. (geometry) radius
  4. stinger

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Adverb[edit]

straal

  1. completely, to the hilt
  2. along a straight line

Verb[edit]

straal

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

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