gemaal

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PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -aːl
  • Hyphenation: ge‧maal

NounEdit

gemaal m ‎(plural gemaals or gemalen, diminutive gemaaltje n)

  1. husband
  2. (in titles) consort

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *maþlijaną, via gimāla. Related to Old Dutch malthon and mahalon.

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

gemaal n ‎(plural gemalen, diminutive gemaaltje n)

  1. grinding (of grain)
  2. pump house; pumping-engine
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