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The National Geographic Society's "Hubbard Medal"

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French medaille, medale, from Italian medaglia, from Late Latin medalia (half a denarius).

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medal (plural medals)

  1. A stamped metal disc used as a personal ornament, a charm, or a religious object.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , II.i.3:
      Whether their images, shrines, relics, consecrated things, holy water, medals, benedictions, those divine amulets, holy exorcisms, and the sign of the cross, be available in this disease?
  2. A stamped or cast metal object (usually a disc), particularly one awarded as a prize or reward.

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medal (third-person singular simple present medals, present participle medaling or medalling, simple past and past participle medaled or medalled)

  1. (intransitive, sports, colloquial) To win a medal.
    He medalled twice at the Olympics.
    • 2013 January 13, Elizabeth Alderfer as Anna, “Je Ne Sais What?”, in The Good Wife, season 4, episode 12:
      I wanted to medal. I was pregnant and I wanted to medal.
  2. (transitive) To award a medal to.

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Crimean TatarEdit

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medal

  1. medal.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

EstonianEdit

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medal (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. medal

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PolishEdit

 
Medals engraved by Polish artist Zbigniew Kotyłło

EtymologyEdit

From French médaille

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medal m inan

  1. medal

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