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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɛi̯l/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wijl
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯l

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch wile (while), Old Dutch *wīla, from Proto-Germanic *hwīlō.

Cognate with English while, Low German Wiel, German Weile.

NounEdit

wijl f (plural wijlen, diminutive wijltje n)

  1. a short period; a while

ConjunctionEdit

wijl

  1. when
  2. while (time aspect)
  3. while (contradiction)
  4. because
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch wile, wijle.

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NounEdit

wijl f (plural wijlen, diminutive wijltje n)

  1. veil for women
  2. (figuratively) something that veils
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