Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 18:31

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch doel, doele (ditch that separated two fields). Related to dal (dale, valley). Likely, the initial meaning was "ditch, pit" which shifted to "pile of earth" to "pile of earth used as target in a shooting range" to "shooting target" to "goal".

NounEdit

doel n (plural doelen, diminutive doeltje n)

  1. aim, purpose
  2. destination
  3. (sports) goal

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VerbEdit

doel

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

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Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

doel m (oblique plural doeaus or doeax or doiaus or doiax or doels, nominative singular doeaus or doeax or doiaus or doiax or doels, nominative plural doel)

  1. pain; suffering; anguish

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