schamel

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch scamel, from Old Dutch *skamal, from Proto-West Germanic [Term?]. Compare Old Frisian skamel, Old High German skamal.

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

schamel (comparative schameler, superlative schamelst)

  1. poor, impoverished
  2. insignificant, pitiable, paltry
    Hij werkt voor een schamel loon.He works for a paltry wage.

InflectionEdit

Inflection of schamel
uninflected schamel
inflected schamele
comparative schameler
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial schamel schameler het schamelst
het schamelste
indefinite m./f. sing. schamele schamelere schamelste
n. sing. schamel schameler schamelste
plural schamele schamelere schamelste
definite schamele schamelere schamelste
partitive schamels schamelers

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English sċeamol, scamol, from Proto-Germanic *skamulaz, *skamilaz, from Latin scamellum, variant of scabellum (footstool).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃam(b)əl/, /ˈʃaːməl/

NounEdit

schamel (plural schamels)

  1. A footstool; a rest for one's feet.
  2. A vendor's stool or table.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: shamble; shambles
  • Scots: shammel, shammle

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