tafel

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See also: Tafel

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch tafel, from Middle Dutch tâfele, from Old Dutch tavala, from Latin tabula (board).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tafel (plural tafels)

  1. table

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaːfəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ta‧fel
  • Rhymes: -aːfəl

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch tâfele, from Old Dutch tavala, from Latin tabula (board). Doublet of tabel.

Noun[edit]

tafel f (plural tafels or tafelen, diminutive tafeltje n)

  1. table (item of furniture)
    Synonym: dis
  2. (metonymically) meal, spread on (a) table(s)
    Synonyms: maaltijd, maal
  3. (arithmetic) multiplication table
  4. writing tablet
    Synonym: tablet
Usage notes[edit]

The plural tafelen is only used in the sense "writing tablet".

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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

tafel

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

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

tafel

  1. First-person singular present of tafeln.
  2. Imperative singular of tafeln.