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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch tafel, from Middle Dutch tâfele, from Old Dutch tavala, from Latin tabula (board).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tafel (plural tafels)

  1. table

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaːfəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ta‧fel
  • Rhymes: -aːfəl

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch tâfele, from Old Dutch tavala, from Latin tabula (board). Doublet of tabel.

NounEdit

tafel f (plural tafels or tafelen, diminutive tafeltje n)

  1. table (item of furniture)
    Synonym: dis
  2. (metonymically) meal, spread on (a) table(s)
    Synonyms: maaltijd, maal
  3. (arithmetic) multiplication table
  4. writing tablet
    Synonym: tablet
Usage notesEdit

The plural tafelen is only used in the sense "writing tablet".

Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

tafel

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

GermanEdit

VerbEdit

tafel

  1. First-person singular present of tafeln.
  2. Imperative singular of tafeln.