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EtymologyEdit

From Old French metal (metal), from Latin metallum (metal, mine, quarry, mineral), from Ancient Greek μέταλλον (métallon, mine, quarry, metal), from μέταλλευειν (métalleuein, to mine, quarry), of unknown origin, but apparently related to μέταλλαν (métallan, to seek after), also of unknown origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /meːˈtaːl/
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  • Hyphenation: me‧taal
  • Rhymes: -aːl

NounEdit

metaal n (plural metalen, diminutive metaaltje n)

  1. metal
  2. (heraldry) metal (light tincture)

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NounEdit

metaal n (plural metalen)

  1. metal

Further readingEdit

  • metaal”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011