cal

cal

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cal

  1. calorie
  • / kcal
  • IPA(key): /kæl/
  • Rhymes: -æl

Clippings.

cal (plural cals)

  1. (informal) Clipping of calorie.
  2. (military, informal) Clipping of caliber.
  3. (informal) Clipping of calendar.
  4. Clipping of calibration.

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cal (uncountable)

  1. (mining, archaic, UK, dialect, Cornwall) wolfram, an ore of tungsten.

From an abbreviation of calcium hydroxide.

cal (uncountable)

  1. calcium hydroxide, slaked lime
  • ACL, CLA, LAC, LAc, LCA, Lac, alc, lac
  • calu

From Late Latin caballus (horse), from Latin caballus (pack horse). Compare Romanian cal.

cal m (plural calj or cai)

  1. horse
  • cãlãrets
  • cãlar / ncãlar
  • cãlãriu
  • ncalic
  • IPA(key): (Central, Balearic, Valencia) [ˈkal]
  • Rhymes: -al

cal

  1. Contraction of ca el.

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

cal

  1. third-person singular present indicative of caldre

From clipping of English calibrate.

cal

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) to fine-tune; to calibrate (a hardware, e.g. camera, television, speakers)
  • cal機cal机, caltor

From Latin quālis.

cal

  1. as

From Latin callis.

cal

  1. road, street
  • Bartoli, Matteo (1906) Il Dalmatico: Resti di un’antica lingua romanza parlata da Veglia a Ragusa e sua collocazione nella Romània appenino-balcanica, Rome: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, published 2000
  • IPA(key): /kal/

cal m (plural cals)

  1. callus (hardened part of the skin)
  • “cal”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
  • IPA(key): /ˈkal/ [ˈkɑɫ]
  • Rhymes: -al

From Old Galician-Portuguese cal, from Vulgar Latin *calem, from Latin calx, from Ancient Greek χάλιξ (khálix, pebble).

cal m (plural cales)

  1. lime (calcium oxide)

From Old Galician-Portuguese caal, from Latin canalis. Doublet of canal.

  • canle

cal m or f (plural cales)

  1. ditch
  2. furrow
  3. mill race
  4. chute

From Old Galician-Portuguese calqual, from Latin quālis (which). Cognate with Portuguese qual and Spanish cual.

  • cual

cal (plural cales)

  1. which (what one)

cal f (uncountable)

  1. Abbreviation of caloría.
  • Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja, Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo (20062022) “qual”, in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja, Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo (20062022) “cal”, in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja, Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo (20062022) “cãal”, in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • Xavier Varela Barreiro, Xavier Gómez Guinovart (20062018) “cal”, in Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • “cal” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • “cal” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “cal” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

From Latin callis, callem.

cal

  1. street, alley

Inherited from Late Latin caballus (horse), from Latin caballus (pack horse), probably of Gaulish [Term?] origin.

cal m

  1. horse
  • Atasanov, Petar (1990) Le mégléno-roumain de nos jours: Une approche linguistique, Hamburg: Buske

Variant of cawel.

cāl m

  1. cabbage, kale, colewort
  • Middle English: col
    • English: cole
  • Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) “cál”, in An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary[2], 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • IPA(key): [ˈkal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Hyphenation: cal

Inherited from Vulgar Latin cals, from Latin calx, from Ancient Greek χάλιξ (khálix, pebble).

cal f

  1. lime (calcium oxide)
  • Galician: cal
  • Portuguese: cal

cal

  1. Alternative form of qual
  • Galician: cal
  • Manuel Ferreiro (since 2014) “cal”, in Universo Cantigas. Edición crítica da poesía medieval galego-portuguesa (in Galician), A Coruña: UDC

From Proto-Uto-Aztecan *kaliR. Compare Classical Nahuatl calli (house).

  • (Standard) IPA(key): /kal/
  • (Witzapan) IPA(key): /ɡal/
  • (Cuisnahuat) IPA(key): /kaɬ/, /kaːl/
  • (Teotepeque) IPA(key): /kaɬ/
  • (Jicalapa) IPA(key): /kaɬʲ/

cal (plural cahcal)

  1. an enclosed habitational space, a house or room
  • -chan (home)
  • IPA(key): /t͡sal/
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Syllabification: cal

Borrowed from German Zoll.

cal m inan

  1. inch (unit of measure)

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

cal

  1. second-person singular imperative of calić
  • cal in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • cal in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Inherited from Old Galician-Portuguese cal, from Vulgar Latin cals, from Latin calx, from Ancient Greek χάλιξ (khálix, pebble).

  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -al, (Brazil) -aw
  • Hyphenation: cal

cal f or (nonstandard) m (plural cales or cais)

  1. lime (calcium oxide)

Although common, usage of "cal" as a masculine gender noun is proscribed.

Inherited from Late Latin caballus (horse), from Latin caballus (pack horse), probably of Gaulish [Term?] origin or from something further east, such as a Scythian and ultimately Proto-Iranian [Term?] origin. The Romanian word likely went through an earlier hypothetical form *căal or *caual. Compare Aromanian cal.

  • IPA(key): /kal/

cal m (plural cai)

  1. horse
  2. (chess) knight
  • călare
  • încăleca
  • IPA(key): /ˈkal/ [ˈkal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Syllabification: cal

Inherited from Vulgar Latin cals, from Latin calx (via the nominative), from Ancient Greek χάλιξ (khálix, pebble).

cal f (uncountable)

  1. lime (calcium oxide)

cal

  1. Symbol of caloría
  • “cal”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014

cal (nominative plural cals)

  1. occupation
  2. office (position)
  3. profession
  • cäl
  • cälan
  • cäläb
  • cälod
  • cälodön
  • cälov
  • cälovik
  • cälön
  • hicäläb
  • hicälan
  • jicäläb
  • jicälan
  • laidacäl

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