bile

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Mid 16th century, via French, from Latin bīlis (bile).

Noun[edit]

bile (usually uncountable, plural biles)

  1. (biochemistry) A bitter brownish-yellow or greenish-yellow secretion produced by the liver, stored in the gall bladder, and discharged into the duodenum where it aids the process of digestion.
  2. bitterness of temper; ill humour; irascibility.
  3. Two of the four humours, black bile or yellow bile, in ancient and medieval physiology.
    • 1890, Walter Scott, The Journal of Sir Walter Scott[1]:
      I shall tire of my Journal if it is to contain nothing but biles and plasters and unguents.
    • 1616, Alexander Roberts, A Treatise of Witchcraft[2]:
      He spake out of the Pythonesse, Act. 16. 17. brought downe fire from heauen, and consumed Iobs sheepe 7000. and his seruants, raised a storme, strooke the house wherein his sonnes and daughters feasted with their elder brother, smote the foure corners of it, with the ruine whereof they all were destroyed, and perished: and ouerspread the body of that holy Saint their father with botches[t] and biles from the sole of his foot to the crowne of his head.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Akin to Dutch buil and German Beule.

Noun[edit]

bile (plural biles)

  1. (obsolete) A boil (kind of swelling).

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *beit-la, from Proto-Indo-European *bhe(i)-tlo . Cognate with Germanic *biþlan (cf. Old Norse bíldr (axe, an instrument for bleeding), Old English bill (crooked double-edged sword, bill, falchion) < WGermanic *biðlan), Slavic *bidlo 'rake, pole, plectrum'.

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bile f

  1. penis
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French[edit]

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bile f (uncountable)

  1. bile

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Italian[edit]

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bile f (plural bili)

  1. (physiology) bile

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *belyo- (tree), from Proto-Indo-European *bholyo- (leaf).

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bile ?

  1. tree

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

bile f (uncountable)

  1. gall; bile

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bile f (genitive bile, plural bilean)

  1. lip (of mouth)
  2. rim (of container)
  3. brim (of hat)

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from English bill.

Noun[edit]

bile m (genitive bile, plural bilean)

  1. bill (for law)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Turkish bile.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bǐle/
  • Hyphenation: bi‧le

Adverb[edit]

bìle (Cyrillic spelling бѝле)

  1. (regional) moreover, even
    bile je i on došao čak i on — even he came

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic birle, from Proto-Turkic *bile (with, together, also).

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bile

  1. neither, even

West Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bile ? (plural bilen)

  1. axe