bel

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

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. See also decibel.
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 [Term?] (waist; spade) (Turkish bel).

Noun[edit]

bel m

  1. (anatomy) waist
  2. spade

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

bel m (plural bels)

  1. baa, bleat

Related terms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch belle.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

bel m, f (plural bellen, diminutive belletje n)

  1. bell
  2. bubble
  3. (obsolete) segment of a rattlesnake's rattle

Derived terms[edit]

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]

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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

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bel n (genitive singular bels, nominative plural bel)

  1. bel (measure of relative power)

Declension[edit]

Related terms[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 Turkish bel (waist).

Noun[edit]

bel m (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling ביל)

  1. (anatomy) waist

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

bel (plural bels)

  1. fine (clarification of this definition is needed)

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]

bél (comparative bòlj bél or belêjši, superlative nàjbolj bél or nàjbelêjši)

  1. white

Declension[edit]

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

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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:
  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 (plural bels)

  1. mountain

Declension[edit]


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