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Nagmaal, noun

Forms:
Naachtmaal, NachmaalShow more Also Naachtmaal, Nachmaal, Nachtmaal, Nachtmahl, Nachtmal, Naght Maal, Nagt Maal, Nag mal, Naughmal, and with small initial.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch nachtmaal, nacht night + maal meal.
1. In the Dutch Reformed churches: the sacrament of Holy Communion; the communion service; the occasion, usually four times a year, during which this service is held. Also attributive.
1833 S. Afr. Almanac & Dir. 200At certain periods appointed for the administration of the Sacrament (Nachtmaal) this village displays a scene of great activity.
1994 F. Chisholm in Cape Times 9 Feb. 8Imagine the impact of a semi-naked Madonna zooming up for nagmaal in Ventersdorp on the back of a noisy Harley Davidson.
2. A small wagon similar to a stage-coach, drawn by horses. Also attributive.
1910 J. Buchan Prester John 47The owners and their families were travelling with them in wagons. Accordingly I had a light naachtmaal fitted up as a sort of travelling store, and with my two wagons full of building material joined the caravan.
1985 S. Afr. Panorama Oct. 42This nagmaal (holy communion) horse carriage, adorns one of the world’s few horse museums, in Richmond.
3. combination
nagmaal chair, a plain chair, sometimes with a half-moon back;
nagmaal huis /-hœɪs/ [Afrikaans nagmaalhuis, huis house], Sunday house;
nagmaal tent, see quotation 1968;
nagmaal wine, communion wine.
1994 E. Prov. Herald 10 Mar. 2Private Sale. Antique Furniture...A superb collection of pieces of Antique Furniture..Rosewood Nagmaal Chair.
1991 G. Etherington in E. Prov. Herald 16 Nov. (Leisure) 4Throughout, the organist is fortified with nagmaal wine.
the sacrament of Holy Communion; the communion service; the occasion, usually four times a year, during which this service is held. Also attributive.
A small wagon similar to a stage-coach, drawn by horses. Also attributive.
Derivatives:
Hence (nonce) nagmaalize intransitive verb [English verb-forming suffix -ize], to participate in nagmaal; nagmaalist noun [English suffix -ist, designating a follower or adherent of (a movement, philosophy, etc.)], one who goes to nagmaal.
1920 R.Y. Stormberg Mrs Pieter de Bruyn 12I suspect that your benedict brother is not an habitual nachtmaalist — but that’s by the way...You wouldn’t think from the tone of this that I am nachtmaalising, would you?

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