See also: -ável

English edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin āvellō.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

avel (third-person singular simple present avels, present participle avelling, simple past and past participle avelled)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To pull away.

Anagrams edit

Breton edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Breton avel, from Old Breton auel, from Proto-Brythonic *awel (wind), from Proto-Celtic *awelā (wind, breeze) (compare Cornish awel and Welsh awel).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑːvɛl/, /ˈɑːwɛl/
  • (file)

Noun edit

avel f

  1. wind

Synonyms edit

  • (literary, archaic) gwent

Cypriot Arabic edit

Etymology edit

From *avel cimplavel, from Arabic أَوَّل(ʔawwal).

Adverb edit


  1. the year before last

References edit

  • Borg, Alexander (2004) A Comparative Glossary of Cypriot Maronite Arabic (Arabic–English) (Handbook of Oriental Studies; I.70), Leiden and Boston: Brill, page 148

Ladino edit

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Etymology edit

From Hebrew אוויר(avír), from Ancient Greek ᾱ̓ήρ (āḗr).

Noun edit

avel m (Latin spelling)

  1. air

Further reading edit

  • Aitor García Moreno, editor (2013–), “aver”, in Diccionario Histórico Judeoespañol (in Spanish), CSIC
  • Joseph Nehama, Jesús Cantera (1977), “avér”, in Dictionnaire du Judéo-Espagnol (in French), Madrid: CSIC, →ISBN, page 69
  • Elli Kohen & Dahlia Kohen-Gordon (2000), “aver”, in Ladino–English Concise Encyclopedic Dictionary, Hippocrene Books, →ISBN, page 51

Romani edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀆𑀯𑁂𑀤𑀺 (āvedi), from Sanskrit आपयति (āpayati), from the root आप् (āp).

Verb edit


  1. to come

References edit

  • Yaron Matras (2002), “Historical and linguistic origins”, in Romani: A Linguistic Introduction[1], Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 39
  • Yūsuke Sumi (2018), “avel (avilǎs)”, in ニューエクスプレスプラス ロマ(ジプシー)語 [New Express Plus Romani (Gypsy)] (in Japanese), Tokyo: Hakusuisha, published 2021, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 146

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Noun edit

avel c

  1. selective breeding (of animals)

Usage notes edit

Just "breeding" might sound more natural as a translation. Compare uppfödning (breeding), which is possibly less selective.

Declension edit

Declension of avel 
Indefinite Definite
Nominative avel aveln
Genitive avels avelns

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

  • avla (to breed)

See also edit

References edit