EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French belle (beautiful), from Latin bella.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɛl/
  • (file)

NounEdit

belle (plural belles)

  1. An attractive woman.
    In her new dress she felt like the belle of the ball.
  2. A fellow gay man.[1]

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • belle at OneLook Dictionary Search
  1. ^ A. F. Niemoeller, "A Glossary of Homosexual Slang," Fact 2, no. 1 (Jan-Feb 1965): 25

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

belle

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of bellen

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French bele, from Latin bella(m), feminine of bellus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

belle

  1. feminine singular of beau

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: belle
  • English: Belle

NounEdit

belle f (plural belles)

  1. beautiful woman, belle, beauty
  2. (Louisiana) girlfriend

Derived termsEdit

Coordinate termsEdit

(girlfriend):

Further readingEdit


GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

belle

  1. inflection of bellen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

InterlinguaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

belle (comparative plus belle, superlative le plus belle)

  1. beautiful

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

belle

  1. feminine plural of bello

NounEdit

belle f

  1. plural of bella

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From bellus (pretty, handsome)

AdverbEdit

bellē (comparative bellius, superlative bellissimē)

  1. well, neatly, perfectly
  2. prettily, delightfully

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • belle in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • belle in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • belle in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • belle in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

NormanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

belle

  1. feminine singular of bieau
  2. feminine singular of biau

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *bellā, from Proto-Germanic *bellǭ.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbel.le/, [ˈbeɫ.ɫe]

NounEdit

belle f

  1. bell
    bellan hringan
    to ring a bell
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, "St. Benedict, Abbot"
      Se dēofol wearp ānne stān tō þǣre bellan þæt hēo eall tōsprang.
      The Devil threw a rock at the bell so it broke into pieces.

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TurkishEdit

VerbEdit

belle

  1. second-person singular imperative of bellemek