velim

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

velim first-person singular present active subjunctive of volō

  1. I may wish, I may want

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *velěti, from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to wish).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋěliːm/
  • Hyphenation: ve‧lim

Verb[edit]

vèlīm impf, pf (Cyrillic spelling вѐлӣм)

  1. (intransitive) to say
    kako se to veli na engleskom? ― how do you say that in English?

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is defective and has no infinitive form. Hypothetically, it would be *veljeti/veleti. Some dictionaries mention it as such, however, it has not been attested in Serbo-Croatian as of yet.

References[edit]

  • velim” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • Речник српскохрватскога књижевног језика (1990, Друго фототипско издање), Матица српска, Matica hrvatska (Нови Сад, Zagreb), volume 1, page 349