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AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Vulgar Latin root *experlavō, from Late Latin perlavō, from Latin lavō (I wash). Compare Romanian spăla, spăl, and also Albanian shpëlaj.

VerbEdit

spel (third-person singular present spealã, past participle spilatã)

  1. I wash.
  2. (reflexive, mi-spel) I wash myself.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /spɛl/

NounEdit

spel n (plural spellen or spelen, diminutive spelletje n)

  1. game
  2. playing (e.g. of a musical instrument)

Usage notesEdit

The plural form spellen is used referring to

  • several repetitions of one kind of game (sets, rounds, matches)
Na enkele denkspellen gespeeld te hebben, kon hij niet meer helder nadenken. – After having played a few thinking games he could no longer think clearly.
  • the physical accessories needed for particular games
Ik heb thuis drie gezelschapspellen liggen. – I have three board games at home.

The plural form spelen is used referring to

  • different kinds of games
Speel je graag gezelschapspelen? – Do you like to play board games?
Hij blinkt uit in denkspelen. – He excels at thinking games.

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VerbEdit

spel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of spellen
  2. imperative of spellen

Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From the verbs spela and spele, from Middle Low German spil (noun), spelen (verb)

NounEdit

spel n (definite singular spelet, indefinite plural spel, definite plural spela)

  1. a game
  2. play, playing
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

spel

  1. imperative of spela and spele

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Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *spellą, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *spel- (to tell).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spel n

  1. news
  2. message
  3. tale

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SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Swedish spil, from Middle Low German spil and Old Saxon spil, from unknown origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spel n

  1. a play, a game; a person's or animal's happy, joyous movement or entertainment; activity for amusement only; a pursuit or activity with rules performed either alone or with others, for the purpose of entertainment
    lek och spel
    fun and games
    orrarnas spel
    the courtship game of the grouse
  2. the accessories used for an entertaining or amusing pursuit; such as a board game
  3. an instance of gambling
  4. acting; the performance of an actor in a work of drama
  5. play, playing; the performance of someone who plays something, such as a musician, a sportsman or player of games
  6. play, slack; the unwanted movement of a mechanical part e.g. due to not being fastened or tightened sufficiently
DeclensionEdit
Declension of spel 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative spel spelet spel spelen
Genitive spels spelets spels spelens
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Etymology 2Edit

Old Swedish spill, from Middle Low German spille, cognate with German Spindel and English spindle. With time, the Swedish word has adopted the declension pattern of spel in Etymology 1. Note that spindel is also a Swedish word.

NounEdit

spel n

  1. a winch
DeclensionEdit
Declension of spel 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative spel spelet spel spelen
Genitive spels spelets spels spelens
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VolapükEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spel (nominative plural spels)

  1. hope

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