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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French viole, from Old French viol, from Old Occitan viola (modern Occitan viula), from Medieval Latin vitula (stringed instrument). Doublet of viola.

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Homophones: vial, vile

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viol (plural viols)

  1. (music) A stringed instrument related to the violin family, but held in the lap between the legs like a cello, usually with C-holes, a flat back, a fretted neck and six strings, played with an underhanded bow hold
  2. (nautical) A large rope used to manipulate the anchor

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viol (third-person singular simple present viols, present participle violing, simple past and past participle violed)

  1. To play the viol.

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FrenchEdit

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From Latin violō (to violate).

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  • IPA(key): /vjɔl/
  • (file)

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viol m (plural viols)

  1. a rape

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From Latin violō (to violate).

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viol m (plural viols)

  1. (Jersey) rape

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Borrowed from French viol.

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viol n (plural violuri)

  1. rape, violation

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viol c

  1. violet (the flower)

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