bellen

See also: Bellen

DutchEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

See bel

NounEdit

bellen

  1. Plural form of bel

VerbEdit

bellen (past singular belde, past participle gebeld)

  1. (intransitive) To ring, like using a bell.
  2. (transitive) To call, by bell (originally) or (now mostly) telephone; to dial.
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NounEdit

bellen

  1. Plural form of bel

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch bellen. Cognate with German bellen.

VerbEdit

bellen (past singular belde, past participle gebeld)

  1. (intransitive) To bark, like a canine
  2. (transitive) To bark, scold, insult, rage at
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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German bellan, cognate with English bellow, Russian блеять (blejat', baa, bleat).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛlən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bel‧len
  • Homophone: Bällen

VerbEdit

bellen (third-person singular simple present bellt, past tense bellte, past participle gebellt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to bark:
    1. (literally) like a canine
      • 1929, Kurt Tucholsky, Das Lächeln der Mona Lisa (Sammelband), Ernst Rowohlt Verlag, page 138:
        Ein Hund bellt, wenn er mit den Sinnen etwas wahrgenommen hat; daraufhin, weil ihn sein Bellen erschreckt und aufregt, und des weiteren, weil sich das wahrgenommene Objekt um ihn kümmert, nicht um ihn kümmert oder davonläuft.
        A dog barks when he perceived something with the senses; thereupon, because his barking scares and upsets him, and furthermore, because the perceived object looks after him, does not look after him, or runs away.
    2. (figuratively) in a rude, loud human voice

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