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EnglishEdit

 
A vale

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English *vale, from Old French val (valley), from Latin vallis, valles.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vale (plural vales)

  1. (chiefly poetic) A valley.
    • 1767, Walter Harte, The Vision of Death, The Amaranth, Or Religious Poems, 1810, The Works of the English Poets, Volume 16, page 370,
      In those fair vales, by nature form'd to please, / Where Guadalquiver serpentines with ease,
    • a. 1854, James Montgomery, Hymn 214, The Issues of Life and Death,
      Beyond this vale of tears / There is a life above,
    • 19th c, Alfred Tennyson, The Palace of Art,
      "Make me a cottage in the vale," she said, / "Where I may mourn and pray.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin valē, singular imperative of valeō (be well).

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

vale

  1. (usually seen in obituaries) Farewell.
    Vale, Sarah Smith
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AromanianEdit

NounEdit

vale f

  1. Alternative form of vali

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin valeo

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

vale

  1. (archaic, informal) farewell, good bye

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Further readingEdit

  • vale in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • vale in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic [Term?]. Cognate to Finnish valhe and Votic valõ. Possibly a derivation from valama, where the word originally might have meant "sausage poured into an intestine", which was then used idiomatically with the meaning of "lie".

AdjectiveEdit

vale (genitive vale, partitive valet)

  1. false

NounEdit

vale (genitive vale, partitive valet)

  1. lie

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FijianEdit

FinnishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from valaa (to cast) through val +‎ -e or rather the equivalent in Proto-Finnic. Cognate to Estonian vale.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑleˣ/
  • Rhymes: -ɑle
  • Hyphenation: va‧le

NounEdit

vale

  1. (colloquial) A lie; an untruth; a fabrication.
  2. As modifier in compound terms (vale-), false, virtual, pseudo-, fake

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of vale (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
nominative vale valeet
genitive valeen valeiden
valeitten
partitive valetta valeita
illative valeeseen valeisiin
valeihin
singular plural
nominative vale valeet
accusative nom. vale valeet
gen. valeen
genitive valeen valeiden
valeitten
partitive valetta valeita
inessive valeessa valeissa
elative valeesta valeista
illative valeeseen valeisiin
valeihin
adessive valeella valeilla
ablative valeelta valeilta
allative valeelle valeille
essive valeena valeina
translative valeeksi valeiksi
instructive valein
abessive valeetta valeitta
comitative valeineen

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GalicianEdit

IngrianEdit

NounEdit

vale

  1. lie (untruth)

ItalianEdit

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb valeō (I am well, healthy).

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

valē

  1. Goodbye, farewell.

Usage notesEdit

  • This is the singular form. When addressing a group, valēte is used.

VerbEdit

valē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of valeō

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NovialEdit

NounEdit

vale c (plural vales)

  1. valley

PortugueseEdit

 
Um vale.

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Portuguese vale, val, from Latin vallis, vallem (valley).

NounEdit

vale m (plural vales)

  1. valley
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Etymology 2Edit

From the verb valer (to be worth).

NounEdit

vale m (plural vales)

  1. voucher, coupon
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VerbEdit

vale

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of valer
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of valer

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vallis, vallem.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vale f (plural văi)

  1. valley

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SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

A nominalisation of vale, third person singular active indicative of valer (to be worth).

NounEdit

vale m (plural vales)

  1. A voucher; an IOU.
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Etymology 2Edit

See valer.

VerbEdit

vale

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of valer.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of valer.
  3. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of valer.

InterjectionEdit

vale

  1. (Spain) okay
Usage notesEdit

In Mexico, the complete expression sale y vale is also used to mean "OK".

Etymology 3Edit

From Latin valē (be well, goodbye).

InterjectionEdit

vale

  1. goodbye, be well

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

vale ?

  1. Fix sea mark on land (Historical use in West Sweden)