See also: spelâ

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

spela

  1. third-person singular present indicative of spelare
  2. second-person singular imperative of spelare

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German spelen, spillen.

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PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

spela (present tense spelar/speler, past tense spela/spelte, past participle spela/spelt, passive infinitive spelast, present participle spelande, imperative spel)

  1. to play
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

spela n

  1. definite plural of spel

ReferencesEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse spila, borrowed from Middle Low German spillen, from Old Saxon spilōn, from Proto-West Germanic *spilōn. Equivalent to spel +‎ -a.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /speːla/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

spela (present spelar, preterite spelade, supine spelat, imperative spela)

  1. to play; a game, a tune, a melody, an instrument or a role
  2. to gamble
  3. to wind (ropes and such)

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DescendantsEdit

  • Finnish: pelata

WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse spila.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [²spɪːlɐ], [(²)spelɐ]

VerbEdit

spela (preterite spela, supine spela)

  1. To sing[1]
    Han spela heelä vajen han for
    He sang throughout the entire journey.
  2. To be about; deal with.[1]
    spela óm livä
    It is vital.
    Hä jär ospela óm hä
    That has not been settled.
  3. To winch.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rietz, Johan Ernst, “spela”, in Svenskt dialektlexikon: ordbok öfver svenska allmogespråket [Swedish dialectal lexicon: a dictionary for the Swedish lects] (in Swedish), 1962 edition, Lund: C. W. K. Gleerups Förlag, published 1862–1867, page 655
  2. ^ Sandberg Herny, Sandberg Ingrid, ed., I åol leist: ordlista på kalixmål, sådant det talades på 1990-talet, p. 100