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

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Latin conjunction vel ‎(or).

NounEdit

vel

  1. (logic) The symbol used to represent the inclusive or logical connective.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sainsbury, Mark (2001). Logical Forms — An Introduction to Philosophical Logic. Blackwell Publishing. p. 55.

AlbanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin velum.

NounEdit

vel m

  1. veil

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Albanian *wala, Proto-Indo-European *uelH- 'to turn, twist'. From the same root of vjell and vjel.

VerbEdit

vel ‎(first-person singular past tense vela, participle velur)

  1. I feel nauseated, sick
Related termsEdit

CatalanEdit

NounEdit

vel m ‎(plural vels)

  1. veil

CzechEdit

VerbEdit

vel

  1. imperative of velet

DanishEdit

InterjectionEdit

vel

  1. (used as a tag question) is it the case
    Der er ikke slanger, vel?
    There are not snakes, are there?
    Du er ikke sur på mig, vel?
    You are not angry with me, are you?

AntonymsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch vel, from Old Dutch *fel, from Proto-Germanic *fellą, from Proto-Indo-European *pello-, *pelno-, whence Latin pellis, Greek πέλλα; cognate with German Fell.

NounEdit

vel n ‎(plural vellen, diminutive velletje n)

  1. A skin, hide
  2. A fur, pelt
  3. A sheet (e.g. of paper; incorrectly used for a page)
    Het glas van een gloeilamp is niet veel dikker dan een vel papier
    The glass of a lightbulb is not much thicker than a sheet of paper.
  4. A membrane, e.g. forming on boiling milk
  5. A rag, shred
    Zijn onderbroek hing in vellen na de stokslagen
    His briefs were shredded after the caning

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

vel

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

ReferencesEdit

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]
  • Etymologisch woordenboek der Nederlandsche taal, by Johannes Franck, M. Nijhoff 1892



Dutch Low SaxonEdit

AdverbEdit

vel

  1. Alternative spelling of veel

AdjectiveEdit

vel

  1. Alternative spelling of veel

German Low GermanEdit

AdverbEdit

vel

  1. Alternative spelling of veel

AdjectiveEdit

vel

  1. Alternative spelling of veel

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

vel ‎(comparative betur, superlative best) (háttaratviksorð ‎(adverb of manner))

  1. well

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

vel

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

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier *well < *wels < *welsi "you wish", thus originally the second-person singular present active indicative form of volō ‎(I will”, “I wish). The semantic development may have been helped by the fortuitous similitude to -ve.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

vel

  1. or; and/or
  2. even

Usage notesEdit

DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • vĕl in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vel in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vel in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • 1. VEL” in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • 2. VEL” in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • vĕl” on page 1,651 of Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • time assuages the most violent grief: vel maximos luctus vetustate tollit diuturnitas (Fam. 5. 16. 5)
  • Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press
  • uel” on page 2,021–2,022 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • vel” on page 1,068/1 of Jan Frederik Niermeyer’s Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (1976)

LatvianEdit

VerbEdit

vel

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of velt
  2. 2nd person singular imperative form of velt

LivonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Estonian veel, Latvian vēl ‎(more, else, yet). According to Karulis vēl in Latvian is an inherited word cognate with vēls ‎(late), thus perhaps an old Baltic borrowing in Finnic languages, this is supported by EES.[1] Its use before jo, juo forming comparatives of adjectives[2] could be a more recent calque, cf., Latvian labāk ‎(better) — vēl jo labāk ‎(the better, even better).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

ve'l

  1. more, else, yet
    • Tiit-Rein Viitso, Valts Ernštreits (2012–2013), Līvõkīel-ēstikīel-lețkīel sõnārōntõz, Tartu, Rīga: TÜ, LVA
      mis sa vel äd tō!
      what do you think you're doing!? ~ what else will you come up with! (lit. "what else do you want [to come up with]!")
      alā ajjõ vanā kouv vizzõ, koņtš ūž vel äb ūo vaļmõz
      do not fill up the old well until a new one is not (yet) ready

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ veel in Metsmägi, Iris; Sedrik, Meeli; Soosaar, Sven-Erik (2012), Eesti etümoloogiasõnaraamat, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Instituut, ISBN 978-9985-79-478-4
  2. ^ Renāte Blumberga, Tapio Mäkeläinen, Karl Pajusalu (2013), Lībieši: vēsture, valoda un kultūra, Rīga: Līvõ Kultūr sidām, ISBN 978-9984-49-730-3

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

vel

  1. rafsi of ve.

ManxEdit

VerbEdit

vel

  1. present dependent form of bee

Usage notesEdit

  • Use with cha primarily confined to higher registers.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse vel, from Proto-Germanic *wela, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

AdverbEdit

vel

  1. well

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

vel

  1. present tense of velja and velje
  2. imperative of velja and velje

ReferencesEdit


Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *fellą, whence also Old English fell.

NounEdit

vel n

  1. A fur

DescendantsEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wela ‎(well), from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-. Cognate with Old English wel, Old Frisian wela, Old Saxon wela, Old High German wola, Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹𐌻𐌰 ‎(waila).

AdverbEdit

vel (comparative betr, superlative bezt)

  1. well
  2. easily
  3. fully, amply, largely

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • vel in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vel in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vel in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • VEL” in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • time assuages the most violent grief: vel maximos luctus vetustate tollit diuturnitas (Fam. 5. 16. 5)

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Latin conjunction vel ‎(or).

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

vel

  1. AKA, alias (= albo, czyli) (with pseudonyms)

VolapükEdit

Volapük cardinal numbers
 <  6 7 8  > 
    Cardinal : vel
    Ordinal : velid

NumeralEdit

vel

  1. (cardinal) seven

Derived termsEdit

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