вила

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Bulgarian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vidla, an instrumental noun from ви́я (víja, to twine, to curve) +‎ -ла (-la, instrumental suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ви́ла (vílaf

  1. pitchfork
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • вила¹ in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Institut za bǎlgarski ezik)
  • вила¹ in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Čitanka.Info)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vila, probably akin to Bulgarian ви́хър (víhǎr, gale, wind torrent), вие́лица (viélica, blizzard).

Another hypothesis (per Vasmer) relates the word to Proto-Indo-European *weh₁y- (to chase, to pursue), presumably with an original meaning prosecutor, haunter.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ви́ла (vílaf

  1. vila (mythological creature from Slavic mythology similar to nymphs and fairies)
    Synonyms: фе́я (féja), ни́мфа (nímfa), ди́ва (díva)
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • вила² in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Institut za bǎlgarski ezik)
  • вила² in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Čitanka.Info)

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Latin villa. Akin to dialectal Bulgarian вес (ves, small settlement, camp, dwelling) (outdated, historical).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ви́ла (vílaf (related adjective ви́лен)

  1. villa, mansion
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • вила³ in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Institut za bǎlgarski ezik)
  • вила³ in Rečnik na bǎlgarskija ezik (Čitanka.Info)

Komi-Permyak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian вила́ (vilá).

Noun[edit]

вила (vila)

  1. pitchfork

Macedonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vila.

Noun[edit]

вила (vilaf

  1. fairy

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vidla.

Noun[edit]

вила (vilaf

  1. pitchfork
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin villa.

Noun[edit]

вила (vilaf

  1. villa

Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

вила́ (vilá)

  1. feminine singular past indicative imperfective of вить (vitʹ)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vila. Cognate with Bulgarian самовила (samovila) and вила (vila, fairy), Slovene vila (fairy living in the forest or in the water), Russian вила́ (vilá) and Slovak víla (fairy). According to Vasmer, non-Slavic cognates include Old Norse veiðr (hunt) and Avestan 𐬬𐬀𐬌𐬌𐬈𐬌𐬙𐬌(vaiieiti, he pursuits, frightens).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋǐːla/
  • Hyphenation: ви‧ла

Noun[edit]

ви́ла f (Latin spelling víla)

  1. fairy
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin villa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋîla/
  • Hyphenation: ви‧ла

Noun[edit]

ви̏ла f (Latin spelling vȉla)

  1. villa
Declension[edit]

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