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Honey badger (Mellivora capensis)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Afrikaans ratel, from Middle Dutch raat (honeycomb)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ratel (plural ratels)

  1. A carnivorous mammal, Mellivora capensis, found in Africa and some parts of Asia; the honey badger.

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch ratel, from Middle Dutch raat (honeycomb).

NounEdit

ratel (plural ratels)

  1. honey badger
  2. badger
    Synonym: das

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈraː.təl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ra‧tel
  • Rhymes: -aːtəl

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch ratele.

NounEdit

ratel f or m (plural ratels, diminutive rateltje n)

  1. (music) ratchet, rattle
  2. ratchet (tool or mechanism)
  3. socket wrench
  4. rattle (organ for making noise, such as a rattlesnake's)

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

ratel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ratelen
  2. imperative of ratelen

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle Dutch ratele. Related to raat.

NounEdit

ratel f (plural ratels, diminutive rateltje n)

  1. (Belgium) honeycomb
    • 1895, De Mandelbie, vol. 1, issue 6, page 86.
      Zij zullen meêdoogenloos uitgeplunterd worden ; zelfs de ratels zullen hunne vraatzucht niet ontgaan, zooals gij verder zult zien.
    • 1971, Vlaams Imkersblad, page 227.
      Honig diende tot voeding en werd als offer in de godsdienstige plechtigheden aangeboden. De oude Kelten, over drie duizend jaren, boden de landelijke godheden een ratel (raat) zeem aan om de zegening der veldvruchten te bekomen.
  2. (uncommon, chiefly South Africa) ratel [from 18th c.]
    Synonym: honingdas

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

ratel m (plural ratéis)

  1. honey badger (Mellivora capensis, a mustelid of Africa, Arabia and India)

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /raˈtel/, [raˈt̪el]

NounEdit

ratel m (plural rateles)

  1. honey badger
    Synonym: tejón de miel