IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse veill.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

veill (comparative veilli, superlative veilastur)

  1. weak, fragile, delicate
  2. unreliable, untrustworthy
    Synonym: ótraustur

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

  • veila (flaw, weakness)
  • veilindi (weakness, fragility; ailment, disease)

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a negating particle or noun ve + heill. Compare vesall, úheill (English unwhole) and Latin vesanus.

AdjectiveEdit

veill

  1. ailing, diseased
    veill á fótum
  2. wretched

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: veill
  • Faroese: veilur
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: veil
  • Swedish: velig