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Etymology

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932; from Proto-Basque *beLe, from *bel- (black, dark) (compare beltz).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /bele/ [be.le]
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -ele
  • Hyphenation: be‧le

Noun

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bele anim

  1. crow

Declension

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Further reading

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  • bele”, in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], Euskaltzaindia
  • bele”, in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], Euskaltzaindia, 1987–2005

Esperanto

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Etymology

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From bela (beautiful) +‎ -e.

Pronunciation

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Adverb

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bele

  1. beautifully

Hungarian

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Pronominal adverbs from case suffixes (cf. postpositions)
ed suffix who? what? this that he/she
(it)*
case v. pr. c.
nom. ki mi ez az ő* / -∅
az / -∅
acc. -t / -ot /
-at / -et / -öt
kit mit ezt azt őt* / -∅
azt / -∅
c1
c2
dat. -nak / -nek kinek minek ennek annak neki neki- c
ins. -val / -vel kivel mivel ezzel/
evvel
azzal/
avval
vele c
c-f. -ért kiért miért ezért azért érte c
tra. -vá / -vé kivé mivé ezzé azzá c
ter. -ig meddig eddig addig c
e-f. -ként (kiként) (miként) ekként akként c
e-m. -ul / -ül c
ine. -ban / -ben kiben miben ebben abban benne c
sup. -n/-on/-en/-ön kin min ezen azon rajta (rajta-) c
ade. -nál / -nél kinél minél ennél annál nála c
ill. -ba / -be kibe mibe ebbe abba bele bele- c
sub. -ra / -re kire mire erre arra rá- c
all. -hoz/-hez/-höz kihez mihez ehhez ahhoz hozzá hozzá- c
el. -ból / -ből kiből miből ebből abból belőle c
del. -ról / -ről kiről miről erről arról róla c
abl. -tól / -től kitől mitől ettől attól tőle c
*: Ő and őt refer to human beings; the forms below them might be
construed likewise. – Forms in parentheses are uncommon. All »

Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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Lexicalization of the noun bel (a variant of bél) + -e.[1]

Alternative forms

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Pronoun

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bele

  1. in/into him/her/it
    Tegyél még bele egy kis cukrot.Add more sugar to it.
    Szerelmes bele.He is in love with her.
    Ez majd bátorságot önt bele.This will instill courage into him.
Usage notes
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This term may also be part of the split form of a verb prefixed with bele-, occurring when the main verb does not follow the prefix directly. It can be interpreted only with the related verb form, irrespective of its position in the sentence, e.g. meg tudták volna nézni (they could have seen it, from megnéz). For verbs with this prefix, see bele-; for an overview, Appendix:Hungarian verbal prefixes.

Declension
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See also

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Etymology 2

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bél (intestines) +‎ -e (possessive suffix)

Noun

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bele

  1. third-person singular single-possession possessive of bél
Declension
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Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative bele
accusative belét
dative belének
instrumental belével
causal-final beléért
translative belévé
terminative beléig
essive-formal beleként
essive-modal beléül
inessive belében
superessive belén
adessive belénél
illative belébe
sublative belére
allative beléhez
elative beléből
delative beléről
ablative belétől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
beléé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
belééi

References

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  1. ^ Eőry, Vilma. Értelmező szótár+ (’Explanatory Dictionary Plus’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2007. →ISBN

Further reading

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  • bele in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • bele in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (‘A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2024)

Isthmus Zapotec

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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bele

  1. Alternative form of beḻe

Lindu

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Noun

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bele

  1. can
  2. a kind of kerosene lamp

Middle English

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Adjective

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bele

  1. Alternative form of bel

Old French

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Alternative forms

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Adjective

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bele

  1. feminine nominative/oblique singular of biau

Sahu

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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bele

  1. banana
    Synonym: koi
  2. plantain

References

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  • Leontine Visser, Clemens Voorhoeve (1987) Sahu-Indonesian-English Dictionary, Brill

Salar

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Etymology

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Cognate with Azerbaijani belə.

Pronunciation

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  • (Jiezi, Gaizi, Jishi, Baizhuang, Xunhua) IPA(key): [pele]
  • (Daisho, Mengda, Xunhua) IPA(key): [peːleː]

Noun

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bele

  1. like this
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  • ele (like that)

References

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  • 林 (Lin), 莲云 (Lianyun) (1985) “bele”, in 撒拉语简志 [A Brief History of Salar]‎[1], Beijing: 民族出版社: 琴書店, →OCLC, page 51
  • Tenishev, Edhem (1976) “bele”, in Stroj salárskovo jazyká [Grammar of Salar], Moscow, pages 442, 443

Serbo-Croatian

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Adjective

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bele

  1. inflection of beo:
    1. masculine accusative plural
    2. feminine genitive singular
    3. feminine nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Verb

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bele (Cyrillic spelling беле)

  1. third-person plural present of beleti

Verb

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bele (Cyrillic spelling беле)

  1. third-person plural present of beliti

Tetum

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Etymology

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Akin to Malay boleh.

Verb

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bele

  1. can, to be able

Tumbuka

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Etymology

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From Proto-Bantu *ìbéèdè.

Noun

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bele class 5 (plural mabele class 6)

  1. breast

Turkish

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Noun

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bele

  1. dative singular of bel

Volapük

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Noun

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bele

  1. dative singular of bel

Welsh

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Etymology

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From Proto-Celtic *belau̯ū. Further origin unsettled, but sometimes compared to Latin feles (cat).

Noun

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bele m (plural belaod)

  1. marten

Mutation

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bele fele mele unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

West Makian

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Pronunciation

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Verb

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bele

  1. (stative) to be hungry
    de ti beleI am hungry

Conjugation

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Conjugation of bele (stative verb)
singular plural
inclusive exclusive
1st person tibele mibele abele
2nd person nibele fibele
3rd person inanimate ibele dibele
animate mabele
imperative —, bele —, bele

References

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  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[2], Pacific linguistics