EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Named after Alexander Graham Bell.

NounEdit

bel (plural bels)

  1. A measure of relative power, defined as log10(P 1/P 2), where P1 and P2 are the measured and reference power respectively.
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bel (plural bels)

  1. Alternative form of bael (Indian tree)

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish بل(bel, waist; spade) (Turkish bel).

NounEdit

bel m

  1. (anatomy) waist

Etymology 2Edit

From Ottoman Turkish بل(bel, spade), from Persian بیل(bil, spade).

NounEdit

bel m

  1. spade

AzerbaijaniEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Turkic *bẹ̄l.

NounEdit

bel (definite accusative beli, plural bellər)

  1. (anatomy) back of the body
    Belim ağrıyır.My back hurts.
    uşaqlığı at belində keçən adama person whose childhood has passed on the back of a horse.
    Synonyms: dal, arxa
  2. (anatomy) small of the back
  3. (anatomy) waist
    Synonym: miyan
  4. (geography) saddleback, saddle, col

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Persian بیل(bil, spade).

NounEdit

bel (definite accusative beli, plural bellər)

  1. spade

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • bel” in Obastan.com.

BislamaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From English bell.

NounEdit

bel

  1. bell

Etymology 2Edit

From English belly.

NounEdit

bel

  1. belly

Etymology 3Edit

From English bale.

NounEdit

bel

  1. bale

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From belar (to bleat)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bel m (plural bels)

  1. baa, bleat

Related termsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch belle, from Old Dutch bella, from Proto-Germanic *bellǭ. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

NounEdit

bel f (plural bellen, diminutive belletje n)

  1. bell
  2. (obsolete) segment of a rattlesnake's rattle
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Probably a variant of bal (ball, round convex object)

NounEdit

bel f (plural bellen, diminutive belletje n)

  1. bubble
    Synonym: bubbel
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

bel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bellen
  2. imperative of bellen

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

see beau

AdjectiveEdit

bel

  1. form of beau used before a masculine noun that starts with a vowel sound
Usage notesEdit
  • used before masculine nouns that start with a vowel like animal but also before nouns that start with a vowel sound like homme, where the h is silent: un bel homme (/œ̃.bɛl.ɔm/)
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Named for Alexander Graham Bell

NounEdit

bel m (plural bels)

  1. bel (unit of sound intensity)

AnagramsEdit

Further readingEdit


HausaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English belt.

NounEdit

bêl m

  1. belt
  2. seatbelt

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From English bel.

NounEdit

bel

  1. bel (a unit of measurement)
DeclensionEdit
Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative bel belek
accusative belt beleket
dative belnek beleknek
instrumental bellel belekkel
causal-final belért belekért
translative bellé belekké
terminative belig belekig
essive-formal belként belekként
essive-modal
inessive belben belekben
superessive belen beleken
adessive belnél beleknél
illative belbe belekbe
sublative belre belekre
allative belhez belekhez
elative belből belekből
delative belről belekről
ablative beltől belektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
belé beleké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
beléi belekéi
Possessive forms of bel
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. belem beleim
2nd person sing. beled beleid
3rd person sing. bele belei
1st person plural belünk beleink
2nd person plural beletek beleitek
3rd person plural belük beleik
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From bél.

NounEdit

bel

  1. (archaic) internal part (a variant form of bél, used in derivatives)
Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bel n (genitive singular bels, nominative plural bel)

  1. bel (measure of relative power)

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit


IndonesianEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch bel (bell), from Middle Dutch belle, from Old Dutch bella, from Proto-Germanic *bellǭ.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɛl/
  • Hyphenation: bèl

NounEdit

bèl (plural, first-person possessive belku, second-person possessive belmu, third-person possessive belnya)

  1. bell
    Synonym: lonceng

VerbEdit

bèl

  1. (colloquial) To make phone call.

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From English bel, after Alexander Graham Bell.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəl/
  • Hyphenation: bêl

NounEdit

bêl (plural, first-person possessive belku, second-person possessive belmu, third-person possessive belnya)

  1. (physics) bel, a measure of relative power, defined as log10(P 1/P 2), where P1 and P2 are the measured and reference power respectively.

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bel

  1. preconsonantal masculine singular form of bello

LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish بل(bel, waist).

NounEdit

bel m (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling ביל‎)

  1. (anatomy) waist

MaguindanaoEdit

NounEdit

bel

  1. smoke

MaranaoEdit

NounEdit

bel

  1. smoke

ReferencesEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French bel, biau, from Latin bellus, from Old Latin *duenelos. Doublet of beau.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛːl/, /ˈbɛl/

AdjectiveEdit

bel

  1. Of fine quality: good, nice, appealing.
  2. Physically appealing; attractive, pretty.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Norse bœli.

NounEdit

bel m (plural bels)

  1. (Jersey) courtyard, yard, patio
  2. (Jersey) farmyard

Derived termsEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Named after A. G. Bell.

NounEdit

bel m (definite singular belen, indefinite plural bel, definite plural belane)

  1. bel (logarithmic measure of sound pressure)

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse bil.

NounEdit

bel n (definite singular belet, indefinite plural bel, definite plural bela)

  1. moment, instant
  2. gap, space

ReferencesEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bel m (oblique and nominative feminine singular bele)

  1. graceful, elegant, courteous
  2. noble
  3. (as a term of address) good, as in, my good sir, my good lady
    • late 12th century, Aucassin et Nicolette, page 6 of the Mario Roques edition
      Biax sire, fait li quens, car laisciés ester. Nicolete est une caitive que j’amenai d’estrange tere
      Good sir, said the count, let her be. Nicolette is a captive that I've brought here from a foreign land
  4. handsome; beautiful

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • French: beau
  • Norman: biau, bieau
  • Picard: biau
  • Middle English: beau; bel

Old OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bellus

AdjectiveEdit

bel m (feminine singular bela, masculine plural bels, feminine plural belas)

  1. beautiful

San Pablo Güilá ZapotecEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • behld (San Dionisio Ocotepec)

NounEdit

bel

  1. (San Pablo Güilá) fish

ReferencesEdit

  • Natalie Operstein, Aaron Huey Sonnenschein, Valence Changes in Zapotec: Synchrony, diachrony, typology (2015, →ISBN, page 80

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bȇl (definite bȇlī, comparative bèljī, Cyrillic spelling бе̑л)

  1. Alternative form of bȅo

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bělъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰēlHs (white surface or stain).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bẹ́ł (comparative bȍlj bẹ́ł or belȇjši, superlative nȁjbolj bẹ́ł or nȁjbelȇjši)

  1. white

InflectionEdit

Hard
masculine feminine neuter
nom. sing. bél béla bélo
singular
masculine feminine neuter
nominative bél ind
béli def
béla bélo
accusative nominativeinan or
genitive
anim
bélo bélo
genitive bélega béle bélega
dative bélemu béli bélemu
locative bélem béli bélem
instrumental bélim bélo bélim
dual
masculine feminine neuter
nominative béla béli béli
accusative béla béli béli
genitive bélih bélih bélih
dative bélima bélima bélima
locative bélih bélih bélih
instrumental bélima bélima bélima
plural
masculine feminine neuter
nominative béli béle béla
accusative béle béle béla
genitive bélih bélih bélih
dative bélim bélim bélim
locative bélih bélih bélih
instrumental bélimi bélimi bélimi

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

See alsoEdit

Colors in Slovene · barve (layout · text)
     bela      siva      črna
             rdeča; škrlatna              oranžna; rjava              rumena; krem
             svetlozelena, limeta              zelena             
             sinja, cian; turkizna              azurna              modra
             vijolična; indigo              magenta, fuksija; vijolična, lila              roza, rožnata

Further readingEdit

  • bel”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU[1], portal Fran

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English belly

NounEdit

bel

  1. abdomen, belly (of a human)
  2. underside
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 3:14:
      Na God, Bikpela i tokim snek olsem, “Yu bin mekim dispela pasin nogut, olsem na nau mi gat strongpela tok bilong daunim yu. Bai yu gat bikpela hevi. Hevi yu karim bai i winim hevi bilong olgeta arapela animal. Nau na long olgeta taim bihain bai yu wokabaut long bel bilong yu tasol. Na bai yu kaikai das bilong graun.
      →New International Version translation
  3. the fuselage of an airplane.

Derived termsEdit

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TurkishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ottoman Turkish بل(bel, waist, loins), from Proto-Turkic *bẹ̄l(k) (waist). Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰋𐰃𐰠(bél, waist).

NounEdit

bel (definite accusative beli, plural beller)

  1. waist
DeclensionEdit
Inflection
Nominative bel
Definite accusative beli
Singular Plural
Nominative bel beller
Definite accusative beli belleri
Dative bele bellere
Locative belde bellerde
Ablative belden bellerden
Genitive belin bellerin
Possessive forms
Nominative Singular Plural
1st singular belim bellerim
2nd singular belin bellerin
3rd singular beli belleri
1st plural belimiz bellerimiz
2nd plural beliniz belleriniz
3rd plural belleri belleri
Definite accusative Singular Plural
1st singular belimi bellerimi
2nd singular belini bellerini
3rd singular belini bellerini
1st plural belimizi bellerimizi
2nd plural belinizi bellerinizi
3rd plural bellerini bellerini
Dative Singular Plural
1st singular belime bellerime
2nd singular beline bellerine
3rd singular beline bellerine
1st plural belimize bellerimize
2nd plural belinize bellerinize
3rd plural bellerine bellerine
Locative Singular Plural
1st singular belimde bellerimde
2nd singular belinde bellerinde
3rd singular belinde bellerinde
1st plural belimizde bellerimizde
2nd plural belinizde bellerinizde
3rd plural bellerinde bellerinde
Ablative Singular Plural
1st singular belimden bellerimden
2nd singular belinden bellerinden
3rd singular belinden bellerinden
1st plural belimizden bellerimizden
2nd plural belinizden bellerinizden
3rd plural bellerinden bellerinden
Genitive Singular Plural
1st singular belimin bellerimin
2nd singular belinin bellerinin
3rd singular belinin bellerinin
1st plural belimizin bellerimizin
2nd plural belinizin bellerinizin
3rd plural bellerinin bellerinin

Etymology 2Edit

From Ottoman Turkish بل(bel, spade), from Persian بیل(bil, spade).

NounEdit

bel (definite accusative beli, plural beller)

  1. (dated) spade

VolapükEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Berg.

NounEdit

bel (nominative plural bels)

  1. mountain

DeclensionEdit


West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian *belle, from Proto-Germanic *bellǭ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bel c (plural bellen, diminutive beltsje)

  1. bell
  2. doorbell

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • “bel”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal[2] (in Dutch), 2011

WiyotEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bel

  1. flat, wide

ReferencesEdit

  • Reconstructing Languages and Cultures: Abstracts and Materials from the First International Interdisciplinary Symposium on Language and Prehistory, Ann Arbor, 8-12 November, 1988