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See also: vel'l' and vell-



Etymology 1Edit

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vell (third-person singular simple present vells, present participle velling, simple past and past participle velled)

  1. (Britain, dialect) To cut the turf from, as for burning.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Etymology 2Edit

Compare Latin vellus (the skin of a sheep with the wool on it, a fleece, a hide or pelt), or English fell (a hide).


vell (plural vells)

  1. The salted stomach of a calf, used in making cheese; a rennet bag.

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Provençal vielh or its variants (compare Occitan vièlh), from Vulgar Latin veclus (compare French vieux, Spanish viejo), from Latin vetulus, diminutive of vetus.


vell m (feminine vella, masculine plural vells, feminine plural velles)

  1. old

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin vĕllus, or a variant of velló.


vell m (plural vells)

  1. (agriculture) fleece
Related termsEdit



vell (strong)

  1. first-person singular present indicative of vella
  2. second-person singular imperative of vella


vell (weak)

  1. second-person singular imperative of vella