zil

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Antillean Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French îles. See zil#Haitian Creole for more.

Noun[edit]

zil

  1. island

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French îles (islands). In French, the plural word îles is commonly preceded by a word, such as aux, les or mes, whose final s or x is not pronounced except in front of vowels, where it is pronounced /z/. As a result, there was a misconception among African slaves in Haiti not well-acquainted with the French language that the singular word started with /z/.

Noun[edit]

zil

  1. island

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

zil

  1. rafsi of zi'o.

Romagnol[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin caelum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zil m

  1. sky
    • November 2012, Augusto Ancarani, Bon Nadel in la Ludla, il Papiro, page 5:
      In zil u gn’ era l’ombra d’una stèla;
      In the sky there wasn’t even a shadow of a star;

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

zil (definite accusative zili, plural ziller)

  1. (door) bell