bedel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mediaeval Latin pedellus or bidellus; cognate with beadle.

Noun[edit]

bedel (plural bedels)

  1. (historical) An administrative official at universities in several European countries, often with a policiary function at the time when universities had their own jurisdiction over students.
    Oxford today has four bedels, representing Divinity, Law, Medicine, and Arts.

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch bedelen.

Verb[edit]

bedel (present bedel, present participle bedelende, past participle gebedel)

  1. To beg

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bedel

  1. A toll, due, fee, contribution

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See bedelen

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈbeːdəl/

Noun[edit]

bedel m (plural bedels, diminutive bedeltje n)

  1. The practice of begging, mendinancy
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Verb[edit]

bedel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bedelen
  2. imperative of bedelen

Etymology 2[edit]

From German Pedell, from medieval Latin bidellus, bedellus, pedellus (hence also pedel, French bedeau, Italian bidello)

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Noun[edit]

bedel m (plural bedels, diminutive bedeltje n)

  1. (obsolete) A beadle, academic usher
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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin bidellus, bedellus, pedellus (hence Italian bidello; also Dutch bedel, German Pedell), from Frankish *bidil (candidate, volunteer), from Proto-Germanic *bidilaz (seeker), from Proto-Germanic *bidjaną (to ask, beseech), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰidʰ- (to command), merging with Frankish *budil (herald, beadle), from Proto-Germanic *budilaz (herald), from Proto-Germanic *beudaną (to present, offer), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ- (to comprehend, make aware). Akin to Old High German bitil "candidate", Old High German bittan "to ask", Old High German butil "beadle" (whence German Büttel), Old English bydel "apparitor, messenger, beadle", Old English bēodan "to announce". More at beadle, bid.

Noun[edit]

bedel m (oblique plural bedeaus or bedeax or bediaus or bediax or bedels, nominative singular bedeaus or bedeax or bediaus or bediax or bedels, nominative plural bedel)

  1. A beadle, academic usher

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bedel m, f (plural bedeles)

  1. janitor, porter

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