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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Serbo-Croatian víla and Slovene vila.

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vila (plural vilas or vile)

  1. (mythology) A type of fairy or nymph in Slavic mythology.
    • 1874, Elodie Lawton Mijatovic, Serbian Folklore:
      "The Vilas (fairies) live there, and they will certainly put out your eyes as they have put out mine, if you venture on their mountain."
    • 1998, Mike Dixon-Kennedy, Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legend, page 302:
      Duly married, the couple lived for some time in peace and contentment, until one day Marko boasted that his wife was a vila, whereupon she put on her wings and flew away.
    • 1995, Albert Bates Lord, The Singer Resumes the Tale, page 52:
      She is answered, fittingly enough, by a vila, who declares that she is more beautiful than the girl.

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vila f (plural viles)

  1. Settlement, usually with a minimum of five thousand inhabitants (bigger than a town but smaller than a city), that has asked for the title officially. Previously, this title was granted by the king.

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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

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vila f

  1. villa

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Further readingEdit

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

Old OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin villānus.

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vila m (oblique plural vilas, nominative singular vilas, nominative plural vila)

  1. serf, countryman, peasant
    • c. 1130, Marcabru, pastorela:
      Cerca fols la folatura, / Cortes cortez’ aventura, / E·l vilas ab la vilana [...].
      The fool searches for folly, the gentleman for gentle adventure, and the peasant for his peasant-girl.

Old PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vīlla (country house).

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vila f (plural vilas)

  1. village; a small town

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PortugueseEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese vila (village), from Latin villa (country house).

PronunciationEdit

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vila f (plural vilas)

  1. small town, village
  2. country house
  3. (Brazil, slang) a low-class residential area

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RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *acūcla < *acūcula, diminutive of Latin acus (needle).

NounEdit

vila f (plural vilas)

  1. (Sutsilvan) needle

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *vila. Cognate with Bulgarian самовила (samovila) and вила (vila, fairy), Slovene vila (fairy living in the forest or in the water), Old Russian вила (vila) and Slovak víla (fairy). According to Vasmer, non-Slavic cognates include Old Norse veiðr (hunt) and Avestan 𐬬𐬀𐬌𐬌𐬈𐬌𐬙𐬌 (vaiieiti, he pursuits, frightens)>.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʋǐːla/
  • Hyphenation: vi‧la

NounEdit

víla f (Cyrillic spelling ви́ла)

  1. fairy
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AntonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Latin villa.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʋîla/
  • Hyphenation: vi‧la

NounEdit

vȉla f (Cyrillic spelling ви̏ла)

  1. villa
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “вила”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačóv O. N., Moscow: Progress

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

See Serbo-Croatian vila.

NounEdit

vila

  1. fairy

SwedishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • hvila (obsolete since 1906)

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hvíld (rest, pause), compare Danish hvile (rest), Old High German wīla (German Weile), Gothic 𐍈𐌴𐌹𐌻𐌰 (ƕeila, interval, time period), English while.

NounEdit

vila c

  1. a rest; relief from work, activity or exertion
  2. a rest; the repose afforded by death
  3. (physics) a rest; absence of motion
DeclensionEdit
Declension of vila 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vila vilan vilor vilorna
Genitive vilas vilans vilors vilornas
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Swedish hvīla, from Old Norse hvíla, from Proto-Germanic *hwīlaną, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷyeh₁-.

VerbEdit

vila

  1. to rest; to relieve, to give rest to
  2. to rest; to take a break; to cease working for a little while, to become inactive
  3. to rest; to lean or lay
  4. to rest; to lie or lean or be supported
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VenetianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin villa; compare Italian villa

NounEdit

 
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vila f (plural vile)

  1. house (large), mansion