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doel

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch doel, doele (ditch that separated two fields), from Old Dutch *duola, from Proto-Germanic *dōlijǭ, *dōlijō (dale, valley). 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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