See also: béllo, Bello, and Bellò

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian bello (man; fella). Doublet of beau.

NounEdit

bello (plural bellos)

  1. A young man; sweetheart.

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InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bellum.

NounEdit

bello

  1. war

SynonymsEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bellus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛl.lo/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bèl‧lo
  • Rhymes: -ɛllo

AdjectiveEdit

bello m (see inflection for forms; superlative bellissimo)

  1. nice, fair, fine, pleasant; beautiful (of the weather, etc.)
    Che bello!How nice!
    una bella giornataa beautiful day
  2. good-looking, handsome; beautiful (of a person)
  3. considerable (quantity)
    Synonyms: grande, grosso, forte
    una bella sommaa considerable amount
  4. Used to emphasize the size, quantity, degree, or extent.
    Dammi una fetta bella spessa!Give me a nice thick slice!
  5. good
    Synonym: buono
    un bel lavoroa good job

InflectionEdit

Not before
the noun
Before the noun
Before most
consonants
Before
vowels and h
Before impure s, gli,
gn, pn, ps, sci, x and z
Masculine
singular
bello bel bell’ bello
Masculine
plural
belli bei begli begli
Feminine
singular
bella bella bell’ bella
Feminine
plural
belle belle belle belle


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NounEdit

bello m (invariable)

  1. beauty
    il bello nell’artebeauty in art
  2. (weather) fair-weather
    Synonym: sereno
    Domani riprenderà il bello (i.e. bel tempo)?Will tomorrow be back the good weather?
  3. (informal) man, fella
    Dai, andiamo, bello!C'mon, let's go, fella!
    Allora, bello, da dove è che vieni?So, man, where do you come from?

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From bellum (war) +‎ .

VerbEdit

bellō (present infinitive bellāre, perfect active bellāvī, supine bellātum); first conjugation, no passive

  1. I wage or carry out war, fight in war, war.
  2. (by extension) I fight, contend.
ConjugationEdit
   Conjugation of bellō (first conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present bellō bellās bellat bellāmus bellātis bellant
imperfect bellābam bellābās bellābat bellābāmus bellābātis bellābant
future bellābō bellābis bellābit bellābimus bellābitis bellābunt
perfect bellāvī bellāvistī bellāvit bellāvimus bellāvistis bellāvērunt, bellāvēre
pluperfect bellāveram bellāverās bellāverat bellāverāmus bellāverātis bellāverant
future perfect bellāverō bellāveris bellāverit bellāverimus bellāveritis bellāverint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present bellem bellēs bellet bellēmus bellētis bellent
imperfect bellārem bellārēs bellāret bellārēmus bellārētis bellārent
perfect bellāverim bellāverīs bellāverit bellāverīmus bellāverītis bellāverint
pluperfect bellāvissem bellāvissēs bellāvisset bellāvissēmus bellāvissētis bellāvissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present bellā bellāte
future bellātō bellātō bellātōte bellantō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives bellāre bellāvisse bellātūrum esse
participles bellāns bellātūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
bellandī bellandō bellandum bellandō bellātum bellātū
Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Asturian: embellar

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

bellō

  1. dative singular of bellum
  2. ablative singular of bellum

Etymology 3Edit

AdjectiveEdit

bellō

  1. dative masculine singular of bellus
  2. dative neuter singular of bellus
  3. ablative masculine singular of bellus
  4. ablative neuter singular of bellus

ReferencesEdit

  • bello in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • bello in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • bello in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to charge some one with the conduct of a war: praeficere aliquem bello gerendo
    • (ambiguous) to interfere in a war: bello se interponere (Liv. 35. 48)
    • (ambiguous) to be involved in a war: bello implicari
    • (ambiguous) everywhere the torch of war is flaming: omnia bello flagrant or ardent (Fam. 4. 1. 2)
    • (ambiguous) to harass with war: bello persequi aliquem, lacessere

PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bello m (feminine singular bella, masculine plural bellos, feminine plural bellas, comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of belo

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish bello, in turn a borrowing from Old Occitan bel, bell, from Latin bellus. According to Coromines and Pascual, first attested in the early 13th century, but not in the Poem of the Cid nor pre-literary Castilian. Part of the evidence for it being a borrowing is the lack of diphthongization, cf. Old Spanish castiello, amariello. The native Old Spanish terms were bellido and fermoso.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /ˈbeʝo/, [ˈbe.ʝo]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /ˈbeʎo/, [ˈbe.ʎo]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈbeʃo/, [ˈbe.ʃo]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈbeʒo/, [ˈbe.ʒo]
  • (file)
  • AdjectiveEdit

    bello (feminine bella, masculine plural bellos, feminine plural bellas) (superlative bellísimo)

    1. beautiful, fair
    2. lovely (wonderful)

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