bel

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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 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

bel m

  1. (anatomy) waist

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

bel m

  1. spade

Azerbaijani[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *bẹ̄l.

Noun[edit]

bel (definite accusative beli, plural bellər)

  1. (anatomy) back of the body
    Belim ağrıyır.My back hurts.
    uşaqlığı at belində keçən adama person whose childhood has passed on the back of a horse.
    Synonyms: dal, arxa
  2. (anatomy) small of the back
  3. (anatomy) waist
    Synonym: miyan
  4. (geography) saddleback, saddle, col

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Persian بیل(bil, spade).

Noun[edit]

bel (definite accusative beli, plural bellər)

  1. spade

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • bel” in Obastan.com.

Bislama[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English bell.

Noun[edit]

bel

  1. bell

Etymology 2[edit]

From English belly.

Noun[edit]

bel

  1. belly

Etymology 3[edit]

From English bale.

Noun[edit]

bel

  1. bale

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From belar (to bleat)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bel m (plural bels)

  1. baa, bleat

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

Probably a variant of bal (ball, round convex object)

Noun[edit]

bel f (plural bellen, diminutive belletje n)

  1. bubble
    Synonym: bubbel
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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]

Named for Alexander Graham Bell

Noun[edit]

bel m (plural bels)

  1. bel (unit of sound intensity)

Anagrams[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English belt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bêl m

  1. belt
  2. seatbelt

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

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

  1. bell
    Synonym: lonceng

Verb[edit]

bèl

  1. (colloquial) To make phone call.

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of bel (meng-, intransitive)
Root bel
Active Involuntary Passive Imperative Jussive
Active mengebel terbel dibel bel bellah
Causative / Applicative1 mengebelkan terbelkan dibelkan belkan belkanlah
Causative
1The -kan row is either causative or applicative, with transitive roots it mostly has applicative meaning.
Note: Some of these forms do normally not exist or are seldom used in standard Indonesian. Some also change meaning.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From English bel, after Alexander Graham Bell.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

bêl (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

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish بل(bel, waist).

Noun[edit]

bel m (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling ביל‎)

  1. (anatomy) waist

Maguindanao[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *qebel.

Noun[edit]

bel

  1. smoke

Maranao[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *qebel, compare Mansaka ubul and Western Bukidnon Manobo evel.

Noun[edit]

bel

  1. smoke

References[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛːl/, /ˈbɛl/

Adjective[edit]

bel

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

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References[edit]


Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse bœli.

Noun[edit]

bel m (plural bels)

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

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Named after A. G. Bell.

Noun[edit]

bel m (definite singular belen, indefinite plural bel, definite plural belane)

  1. bel (logarithmic measure of sound pressure)

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse bil.

Noun[edit]

bel n (definite singular belet, indefinite plural bel, definite plural bela)

  1. moment, instant
  2. gap, space

References[edit]


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bel m (oblique and nominative feminine singular bele)

  1. graceful, elegant, courteous
  2. noble
  3. (as a term of address) good, as in, my good sir, my good lady
    • late 12th century, Aucassin et Nicolette, page 6 of the Mario Roques edition
      Biax sire, fait li quens, car laisciés ester. Nicolete est une caitive que j’amenai d’estrange tere
      Good sir, said the count, let her be. Nicolette is a captive that I've brought here from a foreign land
  4. handsome; beautiful

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • French: beau
  • Norman: biau, bieau
  • Picard: biau
  • Middle English: beau; bel

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

Further reading[edit]

  • bel”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

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, Jenesis 3:14:
      Na God, Bikpela i tokim snek olsem, “Yu bin mekim dispela pasin nogut, olsem na nau mi gat strongpela tok bilong daunim yu. Bai yu gat bikpela hevi. Hevi yu karim bai i winim hevi bilong olgeta arapela animal. Nau na long olgeta taim bihain bai yu wokabaut long bel bilong yu tasol. Na bai yu kaikai das bilong graun.
      →New International Version translation
  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(b²il² /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
Nominative
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
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular belimi bellerimi
2nd singular belini bellerini
3rd singular belini bellerini
1st plural belimizi bellerimizi
2nd plural belinizi bellerinizi
3rd plural bellerini bellerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular belime bellerime
2nd singular beline bellerine
3rd singular beline bellerine
1st plural belimize bellerimize
2nd plural belinize bellerinize
3rd plural bellerine bellerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular belimde bellerimde
2nd singular belinde bellerinde
3rd singular belinde bellerinde
1st plural belimizde bellerimizde
2nd plural belinizde bellerinizde
3rd plural bellerinde bellerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular belimden bellerimden
2nd singular belinden bellerinden
3rd singular belinden bellerinden
1st plural belimizden bellerimizden
2nd plural belinizden bellerinizden
3rd plural bellerinden bellerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular belimin bellerimin
2nd singular belinin bellerinin
3rd singular belinin bellerinin
1st plural belimizin bellerimizin
2nd plural belinizin bellerinizin
3rd plural bellerinin bellerinin

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

References[edit]


Turkmen[edit]

Noun[edit]

bel (definite accusative beli, plural beller)

  1. archaic and dialectal form of pil (shovel, spade)

Declension[edit]


Uzbek[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic бел
Roman bel
Perso-Arabic ‍‍

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *bẹ̄l (waist).

Noun[edit]

bel (plural bellar)

  1. waistline
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Persian بیل(bēl, spade).

Noun[edit]

bel (plural bellar)

  1. shovel, spade
Declension[edit]

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