bel

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See also: bel-, Bel, bél, bèl, and

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Named after Alexander G. Bell

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bel (plural bels)

  1. A measure of relative power, defined as log10(P 1/P 2), where P1 and P2 are the measured and reference power respectively. See also decibel.

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Turkish bel (waist; spade).

Noun[edit]

bel m

  1. (anatomy) waist
  2. spade

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

bel m (plural bels)

  1. baa, bleat

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bel m, f (plural bellen, diminutive belletje n)

  1. bell
  2. bubble

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Verb[edit]

bel

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

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

see beau

Adjective[edit]

bel

  1. form of beau used before a masculine noun that starts with a vowel sound
Usage notes[edit]
  • used before masculine nouns that start with a vowel like animal but also before nouns that start with a vowel sound like homme, where the h is silent: un bel homme (IPA(key): /œ̃.bɛl.ɔm/)
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bel m (plural bels)

  1. bel

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Hausa[edit]

Noun[edit]

bêl m

  1. belt
  2. seatbelt

Italian[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

bel

  1. preconsonantal masculine singular form of bello

Descendants[edit]


Jamaican Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bell.

Noun[edit]

bel

  1. bell

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Norse bǿli.

Noun[edit]

bel m (plural bels)

  1. courtyard, yard, patio
  2. farmyard

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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Turkish bel (waist).

Noun[edit]

bel m (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling ביל)

  1. (anatomy) waist

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

bel (plural bels)

  1. fine (clarification of this Middle English definition is being sought)

Novial[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bel

  1. Shortened form of beli.

Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bel m (feminine bele, masculine plural bels, feminine plural beles)

  1. beautiful

Old Provençal[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bellus

Adjective[edit]

bel m (feminine singular bela, masculine plural bels, feminine plural belas)

  1. beautiful

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bȇl (definite bȇlī, comparative bèljī, Cyrillic spelling бе̑л)

  1. Alternative form of bȅo.

Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bél (comparative bòlj bél or belêjši, superlative nàjbolj bél or nàjbelêjši)

  1. white

Declension[edit]

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English belly

Noun[edit]

bel

  1. abdomen, belly (of a human)
  2. underside
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:14 (translation here):
      Na God, Bikpela i tokim snek olsem, “Yu bin mekim dispela pasin nogut, olsem na nau mi gat strongpela tok bilong daunim yu. Bai yu gat bikpela hevi. Hevi yu karim bai i winim hevi bilong olgeta arapela animal. Nau na long olgeta taim bihain bai yu wokabaut long bel bilong yu tasol. Na bai yu kaikai das bilong graun.
  3. the fuselage of an airplane.

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic bél, from Proto-Turkic *bẹ̄l(k).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bel (definite accusative beli, plural beller)

  1. waist
  2. spade

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Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Berg.

Noun[edit]

bel (plural bels)

  1. mountain

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Wiyot[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bel

  1. flat, wide

References[edit]

  • Reconstructing Languages and Cultures: Abstracts and Materials from the Fist International Interdisciplinary Symposium on Language and Prehistory, Ann Arbor, 8-12 November, 1988