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vell

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

vell (third-person singular simple present vells, present participle velling, simple past and past participle velled)

  1. (UK, dialect) To cut the turf from, as for burning.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Etymology 2Edit

Compare Latin vellus (the skin of a sheep with the wool on it, a fleece, a hide or pelt), or English fell (a hide).

NounEdit

vell (plural vells)

  1. The salted stomach of a calf, used in making cheese; a rennet bag.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


CatalanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin *veclus, from Latin vetulus, diminutive of vetus.

AdjectiveEdit

vell m (feminine vella, masculine plural vells, feminine plural velles)

  1. old

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin vĕllus.

NounEdit

vell m (plural vells)

  1. (agriculture) fleece
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