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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin caudālis (having a tail).

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caudal (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Pertaining to the tail or posterior or hind part of a body.
    • Darwin
      the male widow-bird, remarkable for his caudal plumes
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 3:
      Dassoud [] stepped forward with a lash composed of the caudal appendages of half a dozen wildebeests.

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NounEdit

caudal (plural caudals)

  1. A caudal vertebra.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin caudālis, from cauda. See also queue.

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caudal (feminine singular caudale, masculine plural caudaux, feminine plural caudales)

  1. (anatomy) caudal

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin caudālis (having a tail), from cauda (tail). Equivalent to cauda +‎ -al.

AdjectiveEdit

caudal m or f (plural caudais, comparable)

  1. (zoology) caudal (of or relating to the tail)
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NounEdit

caudal f (plural caudais)

  1. caudal vertebra
    Synonym: vértebra caudal

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Spanish caudal, from Latin capitālis (capital; deadly). See also the doublets cabedal and capital.

NounEdit

caudal m (plural caudais)

  1. torrent (heavy stream or flow)
    Synonym: torrente
  2. (hydrology) discharge (volume of water transported by a river in a certain amount of time)
    Synonyms: fluxo, vazão
  3. (figuratively) a great amount of volume of something
    Synonym: monte

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caudal m or f (plural caudais, comparable)

  1. torrential (flowing heavily)
    Synonyms: caudaloso, torrencial
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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Spanish cabdal, from Latin capitālis. Doublet of capital. Cognate with English chattel, cattle and capital.

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caudal m (plural caudales)

  1. flow
  2. volume
  3. funds
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Latin caudālis.

AdjectiveEdit

caudal (plural caudales)

  1. caudal