See also: vel, -vel, vēl, vėl, veļ, and vęl

Franco-Provençal

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Etymology

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Inherited from Latin vitellus.

Noun

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vél m (plural véls) (ORB large)

  1. calf (young cow)

References

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  • veau in DicoFranPro: Dictionnaire Français/Francoprovençal – on dicofranpro.llm.umontreal.ca
  • vél in Lo trèsor Arpitan – on arpitan.eu

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Hungarian

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Etymology

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Might be akin to a Permic word (*wele-), compare Komi-Permyak велавны (velavny) and Udmurt валаны (valany).

Pronunciation

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Verb

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vél

  1. (transitive, archaic or formal) To opine, think, believe, guess.

Conjugation

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Further reading

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  • vél in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Icelandic

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Etymology

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From Old Norse vél, from Proto-Germanic *wīlą (craft, deceit), from Proto-Indo-European *wey- (to turn, bend); cognate with English wile.

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Noun

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vél f (genitive singular vélar, nominative plural vélar)

  1. machine
  2. motor, engine

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Old Norse

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Proto-Norse *ᚹᛖᛚᚨ (*wela), from Proto-Germanic *wīlą (craft, deceit), from Proto-Indo-European *wey- (to turn, bend). Cognate with Old English wīl.

Noun

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vél f (genitive vélar)

  1. an artifice, a craft, a device
  2. an engine, a machine
  3. a trick, a device, a fraud; a wile

Descendants

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  • Icelandic: vél