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See also: admiral and admirál

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From Old French amirail, amiral (modern amiral), from Arabic أَمِير الْبَحْر (ʾamīr al-baḥr, commander of the fleet). Later associated with admirable. Akin to amir, Amir and emir.

First recorded in English September, 1300, to refer to Gerard Allard of Winchelsea, referred to as “Admiral of the Fleet of the Cinque Ports”. [1][2]

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Admiral (uncountable)

  1. (military) A naval officer title

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Admiral m (genitive Admirals, plural Admirale or Admiräle)

  1. admiral

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Further readingEdit

  • ^ The Mastery of the Sea, by Cyril Field, page 234
  • ^ Admiral” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.