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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. See also decibel.
TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bel (plural bels)

  1. Alternative form of bael (Indian tree)

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish [Term?] (waist; spade) (Turkish bel).

NounEdit

bel m

  1. (anatomy) waist
  2. spade

CatalanEdit

NounEdit

bel m (plural bels)

  1. baa, bleat

Related termsEdit


DutchEdit

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

Borrowing 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


ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

bel

  1. preconsonantal masculine singular form of bello

DescendantsEdit


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

NounEdit

bel (plural bels)

  1. fine (clarification of this definition is being sought)

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

bél (comparative bòlj bél or belêjši, superlative nàjbolj bél or nàjbelêjši)

  1. white

DeclensionEdit

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

See alsoEdit

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

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

English belly

NounEdit

bel

  1. abdomen, belly (of a human)
  2. underside
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:14 (translation here):
      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.
  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 (plural bels)

  1. mountain

DeclensionEdit


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