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A man holding a viol

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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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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
    Synonyms: viola d'amore, viola da gamba, (informal) gamba
    Hypernym: stringed instrument
    Hyponyms: Baryton trios, chest of viols, division viol, lyra viol, pardessus de viole, triple contrabass viol, viola bastarde, violone
    • 1687, John Aubrey, Remaines of Gentilisme and Judaisme, page 30:
      He sayd that ye ground opened, and he was brought into strange places underground, where they used musicall Instruments, violls, and Lutes, such (he sayd) as Mr. Thomas did play on.
  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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French

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From Latin violō (to violate).

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  • IPA(key): /vjɔl/
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viol m (plural viols)

  1. a rape

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Norman

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Etymology

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From Latin violō (to violate).

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viol m (plural viols)

  1. (Jersey) rape

Romanian

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Borrowed from French viol.

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viol n (plural violuri)

  1. rape, violation
    Synonyms: batjocorire, necinstire, siluire, violare

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Etymology

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Ultimately from Latin viola. Compare Norwegian Nynorsk fiol.

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viol c

  1. violet (the flower)
    • 1990, Sven-Ingvars, David Alexandre Winter (lyrics and music), “Sommar och sol [Summer and sun]”:
      Sommar, sommar och sol. Havet och vinden, och doft av kaprifol. Sommar, sommar och sol. En himmel så blå som viol.
      Summer, summer and sun. The sea and the wind, and scent of honeysuckle. Summer, summer and sun. A sky as blue as violet.

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Declension of viol 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative viol violen violer violerna
Genitive viols violens violers violernas

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