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Etymology edit

From Dutch wortel, from Middle Dutch wortele, from Old Dutch *wurtala, from Proto-Germanic *wurt- (root) + *waluz (stick).

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

Noun edit

wortel (plural wortels)

  1. carrot
  2. (mathematics) root, square root (if no power is specified, it is assumed to be 2)

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Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Dutch wortele, from Old Dutch *wurtala, from Proto-Germanic *wurt- (root) + *waluz (stick), formed from the Proto-Indo-European roots *wréh₂ds + *welH-.

The mathematical sense was coined by Simon Stevin. Compare German Wurzel, Low German Wuddel, Wortel, West Frisian woartel, Old English wyrtwalu; cf. also English wort.

Noun edit

wortel m (plural wortels or wortelen, diminutive worteltje n)

  1. root (especially of a plant)
  2. carrot, Daucus carota, especially Daucus carota subsp. sativa
  3. (arithmetic) square root, root
  4. (mathematical analysis) zero (of a function), root (of an equation)
Usage notes edit
  • The plural wortelen is mostly used for carrots, and rarely if at all for the other senses of this word.
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Descendants edit
  • Afrikaans: wortel (carrot, square root)
  • Negerhollands: wortel, wolter
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: wotl (carrot)
  • Indonesian: wortel (carrot)

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

wortel

  1. inflection of wortelen:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

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Etymology edit

From Dutch wortel (carrot), from Middle Dutch wortele, from Old Dutch *wurtala, from Proto-Germanic *wurt- (root) + *waluz (stick), formed from the Proto-Indo-European roots *wréh₂ds + *welH-.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /wor.təl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wor‧têl

Noun edit

wortel (first-person possessive wortelku, second-person possessive wortelmu, third-person possessive wortelnya)

  1. carrot, (a vegetable with a nutritious, juicy, sweet root that is often orange in colour, Daucus carota, especially the subspecies sativus in the family Apiaceae)

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