admiral

See also: Admiral, admirál, and admirał

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English amiral, from Old French amirail, amiral (modern French amiral), from a shortening of Arabic أَمِير اَلبَحْر(ʾamīr al-baḥr, commander of the fleet, literally sea commander). Akin to amir, Amir, and emir. The -d- is probably from the influence of the otherwise unconnected admirable (Latin admīrābilis).

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈæd.mə.ɹəl/
  • (file)

NounEdit

admiral (plural admirals)

  1. A naval officer of the highest rank; the commander of a country's naval forces.
  2. A naval officer of high rank, immediately below Admiral of the Fleet; the commander of a fleet or squadron.
  3. A flag officer in the United States Navy or Coast Guard of a grade superior to vice admiral and junior to admiral of the fleet (when that grade is used). An admiral is equal in grade or rank to a four-star general.
  4. The ship which carries the admiral, the flagship; also, the most considerable ship of a fleet.
  5. (obsolete) A prince or Saracen leader under the Sultan.
  6. Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genera Kaniska and Vanessa, especially a red admiral or white admiral.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Mastery of the Sea, by Cyril Field, page 234
  2. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “admiral”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

AnagramsEdit


CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English admiral, from Old French amirail, amiral (modern French amiral), from Arabic أَمِيرُ البَحْر(ʾamīru l-baḥr, commander of the fleet).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ad‧mi‧ral

NounEdit

admiral

  1. (military) an admiral

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch admiraal, From Middle Dutch ammirael, from Old French amiral, from Latin amiralis, from Arabic أَمِيرُ البَحْر(ʾamīru l-baḥr). Equivalent to amir +‎ bahar.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [at̚miral]
  • Hyphenation: ad‧mi‧ral

NounEdit

admiral

  1. admiral

Alternative formsEdit

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen (to the left), Norwegian Chief of Defence, at Akershus Fortress.
 
An admiral butterfly resting on a flower.

EtymologyEdit

From French amiral (admiral), from Old French amirail, amiral (admiral), from Arabic أَمِير اَلْبَحْر(ʾamīr al-baḥr, commander of the fleet).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

admiral m (definite singular admiralen, indefinite plural admiraler, definite plural admiralene)

  1. (military, nautical) an admiral (a naval officer of the highest rank; the commander of a country's naval forces)
    • 1920, Jonas Lie, Samlede Digterverker VI, page 181:
      kommandøren og admiralen
      the commander and the admiral
    • 2015 January 12, NTBtekst:
      admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen har vært norsk forsvarssjef i noe over ett år
      Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen has been Norwegian Chief of Defense for a little over a year
    • 2011 December 30, Dagsavisen[dagsavisen.no]:
      den iranske marinens nestkommanderende, admiral Mahmoud Moussavi
      the Deputy Commander of the Iranian Navy, Admiral Mahmoud Moussavi
  2. (historical) a commander-in-chief of a collection of ships belonging to an admiralty
  3. (zoology) the red admiral (a bright red and black butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) of the family Nymphalidae)
    • 2012, Stig Aasvik, Indre anliggender:
      her om dagen så jeg en admiral på byen, den hadde forvillet seg inn i en bakgård på Grünerløkka
      the other day I saw an admiral in the city, it had strayed into a backyard on Grünerløkka
    Synonym: admiralsommerfugl

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Arabic أَمِير الْبَحْر(ʾamīr al-baḥr, commander of the fleet), via French amiral

NounEdit

admiral m (definite singular admiralen, indefinite plural admiralar, definite plural admiralane)

  1. (military, nautical) an admiral

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اَمِير(amīr, commander) + -al.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /admǐraːl/
  • Hyphenation: ad‧mi‧ral

NounEdit

admìrāl m (Cyrillic spelling адмѝра̄л)

  1. admiral

DeclensionEdit


TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English admiral.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ad‧mi‧ral
  • IPA(key): /ˌʔadmiˈɾal/, [ˌʔadmɪˈɾal]

NounEdit

ádmirál

  1. (military) admiral
    Synonyms: almirante, laksamana

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