vella

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Galician[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vella f

  1. feminine form of vello

Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse vella, from Proto-Germanic *wallijǭ, perhaps also partly from a *wellǭ.

Noun[edit]

vella f (genitive singular vellu, nominative plural vellur)

  1. boil, boiling, bubbling
  2. milk that has been boiled until it curdles and forms a reddish thick substance similar to whey cheese
  3. a stifling heat
  4. the sound made by a whimbrel
  5. chatter
  6. flattery
  7. weakling
  8. a small portion (e.g. of coffee)
  9. a minor sickness
  10. (regional) slob
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse vella, from Proto-Germanic *wellaną.

Verb[edit]

vella (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative vall, third-person plural past indicative ullu, supine ollið)

  1. to bubble, boil, simmer
  2. to flow, stream
  3. (with preposition í) to be crawling with
  4. to chatter
  5. to make the sound characteristic of the whimbrel

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse vella, from Proto-Germanic *wallijaną.

Verb[edit]

vella (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative velldi, supine vellt)

  1. (transitive, with accusative) to boil, cause to simmer
  2. to make the sound characteristic of the whimbrel (also figuratively in vella graut, literally “boil porridge”)
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