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DanishEdit

NounEdit

billen c

  1. definite singular of bille

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɪ.lə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bil‧len
  • Rhymes: -ɪlən

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch billen.

VerbEdit

billen

  1. (transitive) to sharpen, to apply grooves to a millstone
    • 2007, Traditie, page 18.
      Ze vraagt het de molenaar en die vertelt haar dat de molen gebild is. (Billen is het scherpen van de molenstenen.)
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From bil.

VerbEdit

billen

  1. (transitive) to bed, to have sex with
    • 2007, Traditie, page 18.
      Hij voegt er aan toe dat zij ook wel sneller zou zijn als ze gebild zou zijn. Dat wil het onervaren meisje wel en betaalt de molenaar om haar te billen (beslapen) (volksverhalenbank TAM182).
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

billen

  1. Plural form of bil
  2. (plural only) buttocks, butt, bottom, behind

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the same onomatopoeic stem as billeg (to sway, waggle) +‎ -en (instantaneous verb-forming suffix).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈbilːɛn]
  • Hyphenation: bil‧len

VerbEdit

billen

  1. (intransitive) to tilt, slant, lean, swing, dip (followed by -ra/-re) (to move suddenly from one direction to another due to a change in its equilibrium)
    Synonyms: megdől, dől, lendül, hanyatlik, csuklik
    Merre billen a mérleg?Which way will the scale dip?

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

With verbal prefixes

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN
  2. ^ Eőry, Vilma. Értelmező szótár+ (’Explanatory Dictionary Plus’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2007. →ISBN

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German bellan, of onomatopoeic origin. Compare German bellen, English bellow, Icelandic belja.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

billen (third-person singular present billt, past participle gebillt, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. (intransitive) to bark

ConjugationEdit

Regular
infinitive billen
participle gebillt
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular billen
2nd singular bills bill
3rd singular billt
1st plural billen
2nd plural billt billt
3rd plural billen
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

billen m

  1. definite singular of bille