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5 letters words from 'canal'

CANAL 7 

4 letters words from 'canal'

ALAN 4ANAL 4
CLAN 6LANA 4
NALA 4 

3 letters words from 'canal'

AAL 3ALA 3
ANA 3CAA 5
CAL 5CAN 5
LAC 5 

2 letters words from 'canal'

AA 2AL 2
AN 2LA 2
NA 2 

All 5 letters words made out of canal

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Definitions and meaning of canal

canal

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French canal, from Old French canal, from Latin canālis (channel; canal), from canālis (canal), from canna (reed, cane), from Ancient Greek κάννα (kánna, reed), from Akkadian 𒄀 (qanû, reed), from Sumerian 𒄀𒈾 (gi.na). Doublet of channel.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kəˈnæl/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /kəˈnæl/, /kəˈnɛl/
  • Rhymes: -æl

Noun

canal (plural canals)

  1. An artificial waterway or artificially improved river used for travel, shipping, or irrigation.
  2. (anatomy) A tubular channel within the body.
  3. (astronomy) One of the faint, hazy markings resembling straight lines on early telescopic images of the surface of Mars.

Related terms

  • channel
  • channelization
  • channelize
  • canalization
  • canalize

Descendants

  • Scottish Gaelic: canàl

Translations

Verb

canal (third-person singular simple present canals, present participle canaling or canalling, simple past and past participle canaled or canalled)

  1. To dig an artificial waterway in or to (a place), especially for drainage
  2. To travel along a canal by boat

Anagrams

  • Alcan, Clana, Nalca

Asturian

Etymology

From Latin canālis.

Noun

canal f (plural canales)

  1. canal (artificial waterway)

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin canālis (channel; canal).

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /kəˈnal/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /kaˈnal/

Noun

canal m (plural canals)

  1. canal; channel (artificial passage for water)
  2. roof gutter
    Synonyms: canaló, ràfec

Derived terms

  • canalitzar

Further reading

  • “canal” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “canal” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “canal” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “canal” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin canālis. Doublet of chenal.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ka.nal/

Noun

canal m (plural canaux)

  1. canal
  2. channel (broadcasting: specific radio frequency or band of frequencies)

Related terms

  • chenal

Descendants

  • Persian: کانال(kânâl)
  • Romanian: canal
  • Turkish: kanal

See also

  • chaîne

Further reading

  • “canal” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • lança

Galician

Etymology 1

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese canal (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria): cana (cane, reed) +‎ -al. Cognate with Spanish cañal.

Alternative forms

  • canar

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaˈnal/

Noun

canal m (plural canais)

  1. (dated) fish-weir; place or installation for fishing, on a river
    • 1375, A. López Ferreiro (ed.), Galicia Histórica. Colección diplomática. Santiago: Tipografía Galaica, page 385:
      V casares en Cesar os quaes fforon de Mayor Aras moller de Martin Sanchez Xarpa com huum paaço et con huum canal enno Tamare.
      5 farmhouses in Cesar, which belonged to Maior Aras, wife of Martín Sánchez Xarpa, with a manor and a fishery on the river Tambre
    Synonyms: caneiro, pesqueira

Etymology 2

Borrowing from Latin canalis. Doublet of canle and cal.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaˈnal/

Noun

canal m (plural canais)

  1. canal
  2. channel

References

  • “canal” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • “canal” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • “canar” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • “canal” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “canal” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “canal” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.



Norman

Etymology

From Old French canal, from Latin canālis (channel; canal).

Noun

canal m (plural canaux)

  1. (Jersey) canal

Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese canal, from Latin canālis (canal), from canna (reed, cane), from Ancient Greek κάννα (kánna, reed), from Akkadian 𒄀 (qanû, reed), from Sumerian 𒄀𒈾 (gi.na). This form may possibly be an early borrowing or semi-learned term; cf. the fully inherited doublet cale, and related calha.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ka.ˈnaw/, /kɐ.ˈnaw/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /kɐ.ˈnaɫ/

Noun

canal m (plural canais)

  1. ditch
    Synonyms: canaleta, vala, valeta
  2. canal (artificial waterway)
  3. (radio) channel (broadcasting: specific radio frequency or band of frequencies)
  4. (television) television channel

Derived terms

  • (canal): canal-do-Panamá

Related terms

  • cale
  • calha

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French canal, Latin canālis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaˈnal/

Noun

canal n (plural canale or canaluri)

  1. (plural canaluri) canal
  2. channel

Declension

Further reading

  • canal in DEX online - Dicționare ale limbii române (Dictionaries of the Romanian language)

Spanish

Etymology

From Old Spanish canal, from Latin canālis (channel; canal).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaˈnal/
  • Rhymes: -al

Noun

canal m (plural canales)

  1. canal, flume, waterway (artificial)
  2. channel (wide strait)
  3. (communication) channel
  4. (chemistry) channel
  5. cleavage

Hyponyms

  • (canal): canal de Panamá
  • (channel): canal de Jamaica
  • (channel): canal de la Mancha
  • (channel): canal de Mozambique
  • (channel): canal del Norte (North Channel)

Derived terms

  • acanalar
  • canaleta
  • canalizar
  • canalón
  • canalón

Descendants

  • Tagalog: kanal

Further reading

  • “canal” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Venetian

Etymology

From Latin canālis.

Noun

canal m (plural canałi)

  1. canal
  2. channel (all senses)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to dig an artificial waterway through.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)