See also: Quartal

English edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Latin quārtus +‎ -al.[1]

Adjective edit

quartal (not comparable)

  1. (mathematics) Of base four; using only four unique digits.
  2. (music, of harmony) Having a distinct preference for intervals of fourths.

Etymology 2 edit

From Russian кварта́л (kvartál), from German Quartal, from Medieval Latin quārtālis.

Noun edit

quartal (plural quartals)

  1. (rare) A section or block of a city in Russia.
    • 1800, W[illiam] Tooke, “Sketch of Mosco”, in History of Russia, from the Foundation of the Monarchy by Rurik, to the Accession of Catharine the Second, volume II, London: [] A. Strahan, [], for T[homas] N[orton] Longman and O[wen] Rees, [], pages 367–368:
      According to the police regulation, Moſco is partitioned into twenty chief diviſions, denominated from the principal ſtreets they ſeverally comprehend, e. gr. the Boſmanſkoi, the Verſkoi, &c. Each of theſe main diviſions are again divided into ſeveral quartals.
    • 1827, George Matthew Jones, Travels in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia and Turkey; Also on the Coasts of the Sea of Azof and of the Black Sea: [], volume I, London: John Murray, [], pages 298–299:
      In order to simplify the regulations of the police, the city is divided into several quarters, or, according to the Russian terms, quartals. [] The first Admiralty Quartal, nearly in the centre of the city, is the smallest, but it is that in which luxury and wealth have established their headquarters.
    • 1885, Henry Lansdell, “Sundries Concerning Bokhara”, in Russian Central Asia: Including Kuldja, Bokhara, Khiva and Merv, volume II, London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, [], page 145:
      Thus in the Ishan’s yard, not far from the Russian Company’s office, in the quartal of Bokhara called Juibar, may be seen a number of these patients chained, or rather picketed, to posts like horses.
    • 1932, “Russian planning norms”, in City Planning: Official Organ of the American City Planning Institute, the National Conference on City Planning, volume 8/9, page 169:
      Design large blocks (quartals) for social service and education units of population, but make them not more than five hundred meters on each side. [] Provide playfields within quartals in the ratio of not less than two and one-half square square meters per person living in the quartal.

References edit

  1. ^ quartal, adj.”, in OED Online  [1], Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000, archived from the original on 2023-09-14.

Catalan edit

Etymology edit

quart +‎ -al

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

quartal m (plural quartals)

  1. (Tarragona) A liquid measure for oil, equivalent to 4.13 liters.
  2. (Western Catalonia) A dry measure for grain, of varying capacity.

Further reading edit