bedel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin pedellus, bedellus, bidellus, from Middle English bedel; cognate with beadle.

Noun[edit]

bedel (plural bedels)

  1. (historical) An administrative official at universities in several European countries, often with a policiary function at the time when universities had their own jurisdiction over students.
    Oxford today has four bedels, representing Divinity, Law, Medicine, and Arts.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch bedelen.

Verb[edit]

bedel (present bedel, present participle bedelende, past participle gebedel)

  1. To beg

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

bedel

  1. A toll, due, fee, contribution

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bedel

  1. genitive plural of bedla

Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From bedelen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bedel m (plural bedels, diminutive bedeltje n)

  1. A charm (small trinket or pendant on a bracelet).
  2. The practice of begging, mendicancy.
Usage notes[edit]

In the sense “charm” most commonly used in the diminutive form bedeltje. When used as the first component in a compound noun, however, as in bedelarmband = bedel +‎ armband, the main form is used.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from German Pedell, from Medieval Latin bidellus, bedellus, pedellus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈdɛl/
  • Hyphenation: be‧del
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Noun[edit]

bedel m (plural bedels, diminutive bedeltje n)

  1. (obsolete) A beadle, academic usher.
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Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bedel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bedelen
  2. imperative of bedelen

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin bidellus, bedellus, pedellus, from a merger of Frankish *bidil (candidate, volunteer) (from Proto-Germanic *bidilaz (seeker), from *bidjaną (to ask, beseech)) and Frankish *budil (herald, beadle) (from Proto-Germanic *budilaz (herald)). Akin to Old High German bitil (candidate), Old High German butil (beadle) (German Büttel), Old English bydel (apparitor, messenger, beadle) (English beadle).

Noun[edit]

bedel m (oblique plural bedeaus or bedeax or bediaus or bediax or bedels, nominative singular bedeaus or bedeax or bediaus or bediax or bedels, nominative plural bedel)

  1. A beadle, academic usher

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle French: bedeau
  • Italian: bidello

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bedel m or f (plural bedeles)

  1. janitor, porter

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic بَدَل(badal, substitution, equivalent).

Adjective[edit]

bedel (comparative daha bedel, superlative en bedel)

  1. equivalent
    Bir dolar, beş Türk lirasına bedel.One dollar is equivalent to five Turkish lira.

Noun[edit]

bedel (definite accusative bedeli, plural bedeller)

  1. value, price
  2. substitute
  3. substitute hajji (a person who performs the hajj for payment in place of someone else)
    Hacca gitmemiş bir kimse, başkasının yerine bedel olarak hacca gidebilir mi?
    Can someone who has not performed the hajj go as substitute in someone else’s place?

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative bedel
Definite accusative bedeli
Singular Plural
Nominative bedel bedeller
Definite accusative bedeli bedelleri
Dative bedele bedellere
Locative bedelde bedellerde
Ablative bedelden bedellerden
Genitive bedelin bedellerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular bedelim bedellerim
2nd singular bedelin bedellerin
3rd singular bedeli bedelleri
1st plural bedelimiz bedellerimiz
2nd plural bedeliniz bedelleriniz
3rd plural bedelleri bedelleri

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