vill

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Anglo-Norman vill, from Old French vile (farm, country estate) (French ville (town)), from Latin villa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vill (plural vills)

  1. the smallest administrative unit of land in feudal England, corresponding to the Anglo-Saxon tithing and the modern parish

Etymology 2[edit]

From will

Verb[edit]

vill

  1. Eye dialect spelling of will.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German filu, from Proto-Germanic *felu. Cognate with German viel, Dutch veel, English fele.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vill (comparative méi, superlative meescht)

  1. much, many
    En huet vill Frënn.
    He has many friends.

Adverb[edit]

vill

  1. much, a lot
    Dat Hiem ass vill ze kleng.
    That shirt is much too small.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse villr, from Proto-Germanic *wilþijaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vill (masculine vill; feminine vill; neuter vilt; plural ville; comparative villere; superlative villest)

  1. wild

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse villr

Adjective[edit]

vill (neuter singular vilt, definite singular and plural ville, comparative villare, indefinite superlative villast, definite superlative villaste)

  1. wild

Derived terms[edit]


Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

vill m, f

  1. rare form of ville

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse villr, from Proto-Germanic *wilþijaz. This is cognate with vild (wild), which is influenced from Middle Low German.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vill

  1. (dated) lost (not knowing place or directions)

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

vill

  1. present tense of vilja.

References[edit]

  • vill in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)