bel

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See also: bel-, Bel, bél, bèl, bël, BEL, and

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Named after Alexander Graham Bell.

Noun[edit]

bel (plural bels)

  1. A measure of relative power, defined as log10(P 1/P 2), where P1 and P2 are the measured and reference power respectively.
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  • Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

bel (plural bels)

  1. Alternative form of bael (Indian tree)

Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish بل(bel, waist; spade) (Turkish bel).

Noun[edit]

bel m

  1. (anatomy) waist
  2. spade

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

bel m (plural bels)

  1. baa, bleat

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɛl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bel
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch belle, from Old Dutch bella, from Proto-Germanic *bellǭ. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

bel f (plural bellen, diminutive belletje n)

  1. bell
  2. (obsolete) segment of a rattlesnake's rattle
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

bel f (plural bellen, diminutive belletje n)

  1. bubble
    Synonym: bubbel
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

bel

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

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

see beau

Adjective[edit]

bel

  1. form of beau used before a masculine noun that starts with a vowel sound
Usage notes[edit]
  • used before masculine nouns that start with a vowel like animal but also before nouns that start with a vowel sound like homme, where the h is silent: un bel homme (/œ̃.bɛl.ɔm/)
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

bel m (plural bels)

  1. bel

Anagrams[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English belt.

Noun[edit]

bêl m

  1. belt
  2. seatbelt

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɛl]
  • Hyphenation: bel

Etymology 1[edit]

From English bel.

Noun[edit]

bel

  1. bel (a unit of measurement)
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative bel belek
accusative belt beleket
dative belnek beleknek
instrumental bellel belekkel
causal-final belért belekért
translative bellé belekké
terminative belig belekig
essive-formal belként belekként
essive-modal
inessive belben belekben
superessive belen beleken
adessive belnél beleknél
illative belbe belekbe
sublative belre belekre
allative belhez belekhez
elative belből belekből
delative belről belekről
ablative beltől belektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
belé beleké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
beléi belekéi
Possessive forms of bel
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. belem beleim
2nd person sing. beled beleid
3rd person sing. bele belei
1st person plural belünk beleink
2nd person plural beletek beleitek
3rd person plural belük beleik
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From bél.

Noun[edit]

bel

  1. (archaic) internal part (a variant form of bél, used in derivatives)
Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bel n (genitive singular bels, nominative plural bel)

  1. bel (measure of relative power)

Declension[edit]

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Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch bel (bell), from Middle Dutch belle, from Old Dutch bella, from Proto-Germanic *bellǭ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɛl/
  • Hyphenation: bèl

Noun[edit]

bèl (plural bel-bel, first-person possessive belku, second-person possessive belmu, third-person possessive belnya)

  1. bell
    Synonym: lonceng

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From English bel, after Alexander Graham Bell.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəl/
  • Hyphenation: bêl

Noun[edit]

bêl (plural bel-bel, first-person possessive belku, second-person possessive belmu, third-person possessive belnya)

  1. (physics) bel, a measure of relative power, defined as log10(P 1/P 2), where P1 and P2 are the measured and reference power respectively.

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bel

  1. preconsonantal masculine singular form of bello

Jamaican Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bell.

Noun[edit]

bel

  1. bell

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish بل(bel, waist).

Noun[edit]

bel m (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling ביל‎)

  1. (anatomy) waist

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French bel, biau, from Latin bellus, from Old Latin *duenelos.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛːl/, /ˈbɛl/

Adjective[edit]

bel

  1. Of fine quality: good, nice, appealing.
  2. Physically appealing; attractive, pretty.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse bǿli.

Noun[edit]

bel m (plural bels)

  1. (Jersey) courtyard, yard, patio
  2. (Jersey) farmyard

Derived terms[edit]


Novial[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bel

  1. Shortened form of beli.

Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bel m (oblique and nominative feminine singular bele)

  1. Alternative form of biau

Declension[edit]


Old Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bellus

Adjective[edit]

bel m (feminine singular bela, masculine plural bels, feminine plural belas)

  1. beautiful

San Pablo Güilá Zapotec[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • behld (San Dionisio Ocotepec)

Noun[edit]

bel

  1. (San Pablo Güilá) fish

References[edit]

  • Natalie Operstein, ‎Aaron Huey Sonnenschein, Valence Changes in Zapotec: Synchrony, diachrony, typology (2015, →ISBN, page 80

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bȇl (definite bȇlī, comparative bèljī, Cyrillic spelling бе̑л)

  1. Alternative form of bȅo

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bělъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰēlHs (white surface or stain).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bẹ́ł (comparative bȍlj bẹ́ł or belȇjši, superlative nȁjbolj bẹ́ł or nȁjbelȇjši)

  1. white

Inflection[edit]

Hard
masculine feminine neuter
nom. sing. bél béla bélo
singular
masculine feminine neuter
nominative bél ind
béli def
béla bélo
accusative nominativeinan or
genitive
anim
bélo bélo
genitive bélega béle bélega
dative bélemu béli bélemu
locative bélem béli bélem
instrumental bélim bélo bélim
dual
masculine feminine neuter
nominative béla béli béli
accusative béla béli béli
genitive bélih bélih bélih
dative bélima bélima bélima
locative bélih bélih bélih
instrumental bélima bélima bélima
plural
masculine feminine neuter
nominative béli béle béla
accusative béle béle béla
genitive bélih bélih bélih
dative bélim bélim bélim
locative bélih bélih bélih
instrumental bélimi bélimi bélimi

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

See also[edit]

Colors in Slovene · barve (layout · text)
     bela      siva      črna
             rdeča; škrlatna              oranžna; rjava              rumena; krem
             svetlozelena, limeta              zelena             
             sinja, cian; turkizna              azurna              modra
             vijolična; indigo              magenta, fuksija; vijolična, lila              roza, rožnata

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English belly

Noun[edit]

bel

  1. abdomen, belly (of a human)
  2. underside
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 3:14:
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. the fuselage of an airplane.

Derived terms[edit]

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Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish بل(bel, waist, loins), from Proto-Turkic *bẹ̄l(k) (waist). Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰋𐰃𐰠(bél, waist).

Noun[edit]

bel (definite accusative beli, plural beller)

  1. waist
Declension[edit]
Inflection
Nominative bel
Definite accusative beli
Singular Plural
Nominative bel beller
Definite accusative beli belleri
Dative bele bellere
Locative belde bellerde
Ablative belden bellerden
Genitive belin bellerin
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular belim bellerim
2nd singular belin bellerin
3rd singular beli belleri
1st plural belimiz bellerimiz
2nd plural beliniz belleriniz
3rd plural belleri belleri

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish بل(bel, spade), from Persian بیل(bil, spade).

Noun[edit]

bel (definite accusative beli, plural beller)

  1. (dated) spade

Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Berg.

Noun[edit]

bel (nominative plural bels)

  1. mountain

Declension[edit]


West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian *belle, from Proto-Germanic *bellǭ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bel c (plural bellen, diminutive beltsje)

  1. bell
  2. doorbell

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • bel”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Wiyot[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bel

  1. flat, wide

References[edit]

  • Reconstructing Languages and Cultures: Abstracts and Materials from the First International Interdisciplinary Symposium on Language and Prehistory, Ann Arbor, 8-12 November, 1988