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See also: admiral, admirál, and admirał

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From Middle English admiral, admirel, admirail, from Old French amirail, amiral (modern amiral) and Medieval Latin admīrālis, amīrālis, both 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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  1. ^ The Mastery of the Sea, by Cyril Field, page 234
  2. ^ Admiral” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

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  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːl

NounEdit

Admiral m (genitive Admirals, plural Admirale or Admiräle)

  1. admiral

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