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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

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

bel m

  1. (anatomy) waist
  2. spade

CatalanEdit

NounEdit

bel m (plural bels)

  1. baa, bleat

Related termsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɛl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bel
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

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

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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

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NounEdit

bel m (plural bels)

  1. bel

AnagramsEdit

Further readingEdit


HausaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English belt.

NounEdit

bêl m

  1. belt
  2. seatbelt

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 bel-bel, first-person possessive belku, second-person possessive belmu, third-person possessive belnya)

  1. bell
    Synonym: lonceng

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From English bel, after Alexander Graham Bell.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

bêl (plural bel-bel, 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

Jamaican CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English bell.

NounEdit

bel

  1. bell

LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Turkish bel (waist).

NounEdit

bel m (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling ביל‎)

  1. (anatomy) waist

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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 bǿli.

NounEdit

bel m (plural bels)

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

Derived termsEdit


NovialEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bel

  1. Shortened form of beli.

Old FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bel m (oblique and nominative feminine singular bele)

  1. Alternative form of biau

DeclensionEdit


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

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, 3:14:
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  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
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

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 (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