EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From fellow.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɛ.lə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛlə

NounEdit

fella (plural fellas)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of fellow.
  2. (informal) used to address a male
    • 1997, Donald Meichenbaum, “Discussion”, in Jeffrey K. Zeig, editor, The Evolution of Psychotherapy: The Third Conference, page 90:
      By the third go-around, the essence of what I wrote was, "And the same to you, fella!" I am glad that our relationship has survived that exchange.
    Am I right, fellas?

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Bislama: -fala, -pela
  • Pijin: -fala
  • Tok Pisin: -pela, -pla

TranslationsEdit


FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fella, from Proto-Germanic *fallijaną. Causative of falla (to fall).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fella (third person singular past indicative feldi, third person plural past indicative feldu, supine felt)

  1. to fell
  2. to snare

ConjugationEdit

Conjugation of fella (group v-8)
infinitive fella
supine felt
participle (a7)1 fellandi feldur
present past
first singular felli feldi
second singular fellir feldi
third singular fellir feldi
plural fella feldu
imperative
singular fella!
plural fellið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fella, from Proto-Germanic *fallijaną. Causative of falla (to fall).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fella (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative felldi, supine fellt)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to fell, to shed
  2. (transitive, governs the accusative) to kill in battle
  3. (transitive, governs the accusative) to fit together
  4. (transitive, governs the accusative) to pleat

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fēllā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of fēllō

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

fella m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of felle

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fella. Akin to English fell.

VerbEdit

fella (present tense feller, past tense felte, past participle felt, present participle fellande, imperative fell)

  1. to fell, bring down (make something fall, e.g. an animal, a tree, an opponent in battle)
  2. to shed (e.g. a person shedding tears, a tree shedding leaves)

NounEdit

fella f (definite singular fella, indefinite plural feller or fellor, definite plural fellene or fellone)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by felle
  2. definite singular of felle

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