vel

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See also: -vel, vél, vėl, vēl, veļ, and vęl

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin conjunction vel (or).

Noun[edit]

vel

  1. (logic) The symbol used to represent the inclusive or logical connective.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sainsbury, Mark (2001). Logical Forms — An Introduction to Philosophical Logic. Blackwell Publishing. p. 55.

Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin velum.

Noun[edit]

vel m

  1. veil

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *wala, Proto-Indo-European *uelH- 'to turn, twist'. From the same root of vjell and vjel.

Verb[edit]

vel (first-person singular past tense vela, participle velur)

  1. I feel nauseated, sick
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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

vel m (plural vels)

  1. veil

Czech[edit]

Verb[edit]

vel

  1. Imperative of velet.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch vel, from Old Dutch *fel, from Proto-Germanic *fellą, from Proto-Indo-European *pello-, *pelno-, whence Latin pellis, Greek πέλλα; cognate with German Fell.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vel n (plural vellen, diminutive velletje n)

  1. A skin, hide
  2. A fur, pelt
  3. A sheet (e.g. of paper; incorrectly used for a page)
    Het glas van een gloeilamp is niet veel dikker dan een vel papier
    The glass of a lightbulb is not much thicker than a sheet of paper.
  4. A membrane, e.g. forming on boiling milk
  5. A rag, shred
    Zijn onderbroek hing in vellen na de stokslagen
    His briefs were shredded after the caning

Derived terms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

vel

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

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]
  • Etymologisch woordenboek der Nederlandsche taal, by Johannes Franck, M. Nijhoff 1892



Dutch Low Saxon[edit]

Adverb[edit]

vel

  1. Alternative spelling of veel.

Adjective[edit]

vel

  1. Alternative spelling of veel.

German Low German[edit]

Adverb[edit]

vel

  1. Alternative spelling of veel.

Adjective[edit]

vel

  1. Alternative spelling of veel.

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

vel (comparative betur, superlative best) (háttaratviksorð (adverb of manner))

  1. well

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

vel

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

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally the second-person singular present active imperative form of volō (I will”, “I wish).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

vel

  1. or; and/or
  2. even

Usage notes[edit]

Descendants[edit]

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Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Estonian veel, Latvian vēl (more, else, yet). According to Karulis vēl in Latvian is an inherited word cognate with vēls (late), thus perhaps an old Baltic borrowing in Finnic languages. Its use before jo, juo when forming comparatives of adjectives[1] could be a more recent calque, cf., Latvian labāk (better) – vēl jo labāk ("the better, even better").

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

vel

  1. more, else, yet
    mis sa vel äd tō! – what do you think you're doing!? ~ what else will you come up with! (lit. "what else do you want [to come up with]!")
    alā ajjõ vanā kouv vizzõ, koņtš ūž vel äb ūo vaļmõz – do not fill up the old well until a new one is not (yet) ready

References[edit]

  1. ^ Renāte Blumberga, Tapio Mäkeläinen, Karl Pajusalu (2013), Lībieši: vēsture, valoda un kultūra, Rīga: Līvõ Kultūr sidām, ISBN: 978-9984-49-730-3

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

vel

  1. rafsi of ve.

Manx[edit]

Verb[edit]

vel

  1. present dependent form of bee

Usage notes[edit]

  • Use with cha primarily confined to higher registers.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vel, from Proto-Germanic *wela, from Proto-Indo-European *wel-.

Adverb[edit]

vel

  1. well

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vel, from Proto-Germanic *wela, from Proto-Indo-European *wel-.

Adverb[edit]

vel

  1. well

Verb[edit]

vel

  1. present tense of velja and velje
  2. imperative of velja and velje

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *fellą, whence also Old English fell.

Noun[edit]

vel n

  1. A fur

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wela (well), from Proto-Indo-European *wel-, *wol-. Cognate with Old English wel, Old Frisian wela, Old Saxon wela, Old High German wola, Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹𐌻𐌰 (waila).

Adverb[edit]

vel (comparative betr, superlative bezt)

  1. well
  2. easily
  3. fully, amply, largely

Descendants[edit]


Volapük[edit]

Volapük cardinal numbers
6 7 8
    Cardinal : vel
    Ordinal : velid

Numeral[edit]

vel

  1. (cardinal) seven

Derived terms[edit]