See also: vīle, vīlē, and víle

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French vil, from Latin vilis.

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vile (comparative viler or more vile, superlative vilest or most vile)

  1. Morally low; base; despicable.
    • 2020 January 1, “Cultivating Myself Well and Helping People to Understand the Truth about Falun Dafa”, in Minghui[1]:
      People crave human decency, warmth, and sincerity even in the vilest of circumstances…
  2. Causing physical or mental repulsion; horrid.
    I glimpsed a vile squid-like creature in the depths.

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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A formation from vjel (to pluck, harvest).

NounEdit

vile f (indefinite plural vile, definite singular vilja, definite plural vilet)

  1. bunch of grape
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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vile f

  1. dative/locative singular of vila

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From vilisema +‎ -e.

NounEdit

vile (genitive vile, partitive vilet)

  1. whistle

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FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vile

  1. feminine singular of vil

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vīlis (cheap).

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AdjectiveEdit

vile (masculine and feminine plural vili)

  1. cowardly, dastardly
    Synonyms: codardo, vigliacco
  2. base, miserable, mean
    Synonym: miserabile
  3. cheap, worthless, base
    Synonym: privo di valore

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vile m or f (plural vili)

  1. coward

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vīle

  1. inflection of vīlis:
    1. nominative neuter singular
    2. accusative neuter singular
    3. vocative neuter singular

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vīlla.

NounEdit

vile f (oblique plural viles, nominative singular vile, nominative plural viles)

  1. town; city
    • 12th or 13th Century, author unknown, La Damme qui fist trois Tours:
      Ele est la fors en cele vile
      She is over there, in the city.

DescendantsEdit

  • French: ville

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *vidly (Russian ви́лы (víly), Czech vidle).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʋîle/
  • Hyphenation: vi‧le

NounEdit

vȉle f (Cyrillic spelling ви̏ле)

  1. (plural only) pitchfork

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • vile” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *vidla.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

víle f pl

  1. pitchfork

InflectionEdit

Feminine, a-stem
nominative víle
genitive víl
plural
nominative víle
accusative víle
genitive víl
dative vílam
locative vílah
instrumental vílami

Further readingEdit

  • vile”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

SwahiliEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vile

  1. Vi class inflected form and adverbial form of -le.

VenetianEdit

NounEdit

vile

  1. plural of vila