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Al

Translingual

Alternative forms

Symbol

al

  1. (metrology) Symbol for the attoliter (attolitre), an SI unit of fluid measure equal to 10−18liters (litres).

English

Etymology

From Hindi (?l)

Noun

al (usually uncountable, plural als)

  1. The Indian mulberry, Morinda citrifolia, especially as used to make dye.

Translations

References

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch al.

Pronunciation

Adverb

al

  1. already

Adjective

al (attributive alle, not comparable)

  1. all; every

Conjunction

al

  1. even though, although

Asturian

Etymology

From a contraction of the preposition a ("to") + masculine singular article el ("the").

Contraction

al m

  1. to the

Breton

Article

al

  1. the

See also


Catalan

Pronunciation

Contraction

al

  1. Contraction of a el. At the; to the.
    Vaig al zoo.
    I go to the zoo.

Usage notes

When el contracts to l' before a vowel, al is not used. For example, Ens veurem a l'aeroport.

Further reading


Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse allr ("all").

Pronunciation

Pronoun

al (neuter alt, plural alle)

  1. all
  2. any

Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *al, from Proto-Germanic *allaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /?l/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: al
  • Rhymes: -?l

Determiner

al

  1. all, all of
    Heb je al het bier opgedronken?
    Did you drink all the beer?
    Van Gogh produceerde al zijn werk gedurende een periode van slechts tien jaar.
    Van Gogh produced all of his work during a period of only ten years.
    Alle olie is uit de tanker gelekt.
    All the oil has leaked out of the tanker.
    Niet alle mensen zijn zo gemeen.
    Not all people are that mean.

Inflection

Inflection of al
uninflected al
inflected alle
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial
indefinite m./f. sing. alle
n. sing. al
plural alle
definite alle
partitive

Derived terms

Related terms

Adverb

al

  1. already
    Het is al negen uur.
    It's 9 o'clock already.
  2. yet
    Heb je al een kip gekocht?
    Have you bought a chicken yet?

Derived terms

Conjunction

al

  1. even
    Al zou ik het willen...
    Even if I wanted to...

Synonyms

Anagrams


Emilian

Etymology

From Latin ille ("that").

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /al/
  • Hyphenation: al

Pronoun

al (personal)

  1. (nominative case) he
  2. (accusative case) him

Alternative forms

  • Becomes l- before a vowel.
  • Becomes -el when acting as an enclitic (after a consonant).
  • Becomes -l when acting as an enclitic (after a vowel).

Related terms


Esperanto

Pronunciation

Preposition

al

  1. to; toward
    Li estas sur sia unua pilgrimo al Mekko.
    He is on his first pilgrimage to Mecca.
    Islamanoj pre?as anta?antaj al Mekko plurfoje ?iutage.
    Muslims pray facing toward Mecca several times every day.
  2. to (indicates indirect object)
    ?i donis la libron al siaj gepatroj.
    She gave the book to her (own) parents.

Related terms


Haitian Creole

Etymology

Contraction of French ale, from French aller.

Pronunciation

Verb

al

  1. to go
    Synonym: ale

Icelandic

Noun

al

  1. indefinite accusative singular of alur
  2. indefinite dative singular of alur

Ido

Preposition

al

  1. Contraction of a la ("to the").

Usage notes

This is optional, you can also use a l'...


Interlingua

Pronunciation

Preposition

al

  1. Contraction of a le ("to the").

Interlingue

Contraction

al

  1. Contraction of a li.

Istriot

Contraction

al

  1. Contraction of a ("at") + el ("the")
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 40:
      Che mai pioûn biela duon i'iê veisto al mondo,
      That I haven't ever seen a more beautiful woman in the world,

Italian

Etymology

  • a (preposition) +‎ il (article)

Pronunciation

Contraction

al

  1. contraction of a il; to the, at the

Preposition

al or allo or all' m (feminine all' or alla)

  1. (cooking, in the singular) with (an ingredient)
    Synonym: con
    risotto al pecorino - rice with pecorino cheese
    risotto allo zafferano - rice with saffron
    pasta all'aglio - pasta with garlic

Anagrams


Kurdish

Pronunciation

Noun

al m

  1. side

Noun

al f

  1. flag, banner

Synonyms


Ladin

Etymology

a +‎ l

Contraction

al

  1. at or to the (+ a masculine singular noun)

Luxembourgish

Etymology

From Old High German ald, northern variant of alt, from Proto-Germanic *aldaz. Cognate with German alt, English old, Dutch oud, West Frisian âld.

Pronunciation

Adjective

al (masculine alen, neuter aalt, comparative méi al or eeler, superlative am eelsten)

  1. old, aged
    Vun ale Mënsche kann ee villes léieren.
    There's a lot to learn from old people.
  2. (of food) stale
    Dat aalt Brout kënne mer de Vulle ginn.
    We can give the stale bread to the birds.

Declension

Antonyms


Mandinka

Pronoun

al

  1. you (personal pronoun)

See also


Mauritian Creole

Verb

al

  1. Medial form of ale

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch al, from Proto-Germanic *allaz.

Pronunciation

Determiner

al

  1. all, all of

Adverb

al

  1. completely

Conjunction

al

  1. even though, no matter whether

Descendants

  • Dutch: al
    • Afrikaans: al
  • Limburgish: al

Further reading

  • "al (II)", in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • "al (III)", in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • "al (V)", in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885-1929), "al (I)", in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, ->ISBN, page I

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885-1929), "al (II)", in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, ->ISBN, page II

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885-1929), "al (IV)", in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, ->ISBN, page IV


Middle English

Adverb

al

  1. Alternative form of all
    • 14th c. Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales. General Prologue:
      And smale foweles maken melodye,
      That slepen al the nyght with open eye-
      (So priketh hem Nature in hir corages);
      And many little birds make melody
      That sleep through all the night with open eye
      (So Nature pricks them on to ramp and rage)

Determiner

al

  1. Alternative form of all
    • 1407, The Testimony of William Thorpe, pages 40-41
      And therwith he was named, as I gesse worthili, a passing reuli man and an innocent in al his lyuynge.
      And with this he was named, as I believe worthily, an excellent ruly and innocent man in all his living.

Novial

Contraction

al

  1. contraction of a + li

Occitan

Contraction

al

  1. Contraction of a lo ("to the; at the").

Old Dutch

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *allaz.

Adjective

al

  1. all
    Hebban olla vogala nestas hagunnan
    All birds have started to build their nests
Inflection


Alternative forms
Descendants
  • Middle Dutch: al
    • Dutch: al
      • Afrikaans: al
    • Limburgish: al
Further reading
  • "al (II)", in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Etymology 2

From the adjective al.

Adverb

al

  1. completely, wholly

Further reading

  • "al (III)", in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ail?, from Proto-Indo-European *h?éyd?-lom, from *h?eyd?- ("to burn, kindle").[1]

Pronunciation

Noun

?l n

  1. fire

Declension

Derived terms

References

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), "*ailida-", in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 11

Old French

Alternative forms

Contraction

al

  1. contraction of a + le (to the)

Old High German

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *allaz.

Adjective

al

  1. all
  2. every, each
  3. whole
Descendants
  • Middle High German: al
    • German: all
    • Yiddish: (alts)

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *?laz, whence also Old English ?l, Old Norse áll.

Noun

?l m

  1. eel
Descendants

References

  • Joseph Wright, An Old High German Primer

Old Saxon

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *allaz.

Adjective

al

  1. all
Declension


Descendants
  • Middle Low German: al, alle
    • German Low German: all, alle (Münsterländisch; Sauerländisch), olle (Paderbornisch)

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *?laz. Cognate with Old English ?l, Dutch aal, Old High German ?l (German Aal), Old Norse áll (Danish and Swedish ål).

Noun

?l m

  1. eel

Old Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse áll, from Proto-Germanic *?laz.

Pronunciation

Noun

?l m

  1. eel

Declension

Descendants


Polish

Etymology

From German Aal.

Noun

al m anim

  1. (Upper Silesia) eel
    Synonym: w?gorz

Further reading

  • al in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese al, from Vulgar Latin *ale, from Latin aliud, from Proto-Indo-European *ályos.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

al

  1. (obsolete) everything, the rest
  2. (obsolete) other, another

Synonyms

Related terms


Romanian

Etymology

From Latin illum, from ille.

Pronunciation

Article

al

  1. of (masculine/neuter singular possessive article)
    el este un prieten al meu - he is a friend of mine.

Related terms

  • a (feminine singular)
  • ai (masculine plural)
  • ale (feminine/neuter plural)

See also


Saterland Frisian

Adverb

al

  1. already

Spanish

Pronunciation

Contraction

al

  1. (contraction of a el) at the, to the.

See also

Further reading


Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish al, from Old Norse ?lr (compare Icelandic elri, Danish el, Norwegian older), from Proto-Germanic *aluz, *alus? (compare English alder), variant of *aliz?, *alis? (compare Dutch els, German Erle), from Proto-Indo-European *h?élisos.

Pronunciation

Noun

al c

  1. alder (tree)

Declension

Declension of al 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative al alen alar alarna
Genitive als alens alars alarnas

Anagrams


Turkish

Etymology 1

From Proto-Turkic *?l, *?l ("red, crimson"). Cognate with Old Turkic [script needed] (?l).

Adjective

al (comparative daha al, superlative en al)

  1. dark red, blood red, crimson
See also

Noun

al (definite accusative al?, plural allar)

  1. dark red, blood red, crimson
Declension
Inflection
Nominative al
Definite accusative al?
Singular Plural
Nominative al allar
Definite accusative al? allar?
Dative ala allara
Locative alda allarda
Ablative aldan allardan
Genitive al?n allar?n
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular al?m allar?m
2nd singular al?n allar?n
3rd singular al? allar?
1st plural al?m?z allar?m?z
2nd plural al?n?z allar?n?z
3rd plural allar? allar?

Descendants

  • -> Greek: (álikos, "crimson")
  • -> Armenian: (al)

See also

Colors in Turkish · renkler (layout · text)
     beyaz, ak      gri, boz      siyah, kara
             k?rm?z?, k?z?l; k?rm?z?, al              turuncu; kahverengi, boz              sar?; bej
             limon çürü?ü              ye?il             
             camgöbe?i; turkuaz              gök, mavi              lacivert
             eflatun; mor              pembe; mor              yavrua?z?

Etymology 2

From Proto-Turkic *?l.

Noun

al

  1. (dated) trick, trap

Etymology 3

See almak.

Verb

al

  1. second-person imperative of almak
Antonyms

Venetian

Preposition

al

  1. to the
  2. at the

Article

al m sg

  1. (Belluno) Alternative form of el

Veps

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Related to Finnish alla.

Postposition

al

  1. under, underneath (stationary location)

Related terms

References

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), "", in Uz' venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovar? [New Russian-Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

Volapük

Etymology

Borrowed from German all and English all.

Adjective

al

  1. each
  2. every

Watubela

Noun

al

  1. water

References


West Frisian

Determiner

al

  1. all

Inflection

This determiner needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms

Further reading

  • "al", in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Adverb

al

  1. already

Further reading

  • "al", in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

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