See also: Bille and billé

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *bitulaz, *bītilaz (that which tends to bite, biter, beetle), from *bītaną; equivalent to bide +‎ -le. See also Icelandic bitil, bitul (a bite, bit), Faroese bitil (small piece, bittock).

NounEdit

bille c (singular definite billen, plural indefinite biller)

  1. beetle

InflectionEdit


FrenchEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bij/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French bille, from Old French bille (small ball), from Frankish *bikkil (ossicle, a die), from Proto-Germanic *bikkilaz (ossicle, talus). Cognate with Dutch bikkel (dibs, die), West Frisian bikkel (a die), German Bickel (a marble).

NounEdit

bille f (plural billes)

  1. marble (spherical ball)
  2. (snooker, billiards) ball
  3. ball bearing
  4. (slang) dimwit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Italian: bilia, biglia
    • Arabic: بِلْيَة(bilya)
    • Turkish: bilye
  • Portuguese: bilha
  • Vietnamese: bi

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle French bille, from Old French *bille (attested as Medieval Latin billia (tree-trunk)), from Vulgar Latin *billia, from Gaulish *bilia, from Proto-Celtic *belyom (tree), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰolh₃yom (leaf). Cognate with Irish bile (tree), Latin folium (leaf, foil).

NounEdit

bille f (plural billes)

  1. tree trunk (chopped down, ready for sawing)
  2. railway sleeper
  3. rolling pin
Related termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

bille

  1. inflection of biller:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Further readingEdit


IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Scots and English bill.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bille m (genitive singular bille, nominative plural billí)

  1. bill
  2. currency note

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bille bhille mbille
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English bill.

NounEdit

bille f (plural billes)

  1. (Jersey) note

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NounEdit

bille m (definite singular billen, indefinite plural biller, definite plural billene)

  1. a beetle

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NounEdit

bille f (definite singular billa, indefinite plural biller, definite plural billene)

  1. a beetle

Old FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Frankish *bikkil.

NounEdit

bille f (oblique plural billes, nominative singular bille, nominative plural billes)

  1. stick; baton
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin bulla.

NounEdit

bille f (oblique plural billes, nominative singular bille, nominative plural billes)

  1. written decree, announcement (etc.)
DescendantsEdit

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