belle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French belle (beautiful), from Latin bella.

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Noun[edit]

belle (plural belles)

  1. An attractive woman.
    In her new dress she felt like the belle of the ball.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

belle

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of bellen

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French bele, from Latin bella(m), feminine of bellus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

belle

  1. feminine singular of beau

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Noun[edit]

belle f (plural belles)

  1. beautiful woman, belle, beauty

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

belle

  1. First-person singular present of bellen.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of bellen.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of bellen.
  4. Imperative singular of bellen.

Interlingua[edit]

Adjective[edit]

belle (comparative plus belle, superlative le plus belle)

  1. beautiful

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

belle

  1. feminine plural of bello

Noun[edit]

belle f

  1. plural of bella

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bellus (pretty, handsome)

Adverb[edit]

bellē (comparative bellius, superlative bellissimē)

  1. well, neatly, perfectly
  2. prettily, delightfully

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References[edit]

  • belle in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • belle in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “belle”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • belle” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)

Norman[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

belle

  1. feminine singular of bieau
  2. feminine singular of biau

Turkish[edit]

Verb[edit]

belle

  1. second-person singular imperative of bellemek