biel

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrwed from French bille.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bil/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: biel
  • Rhymes: -il

Noun[edit]

biel f (plural biels, diminutive bieltje n)

  1. (archaic) railway sleeper

Usage notes[edit]

The plural form has now been reanalysed as a new singular form. The original singular is not longer commonly used.

Synonyms[edit]


Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bellus.

Adjective[edit]

biel m (plural biels, feminine biele, feminine plural bielis)

  1. beautiful, handsome

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Istriot[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bellus.

Adjective[edit]

biel m (plural bai, feminine biela, feminine plural biele)

  1. beautiful
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 68:
      Ma sulo i tuoi bai uoci, anema meîa,
      But only your beautiful eyes, oh soul of mine,

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
b-w-l

From Arabic بالَ(bāla).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

biel (imperfect jbul)

  1. (chiefly informal) to pee, piss, urinate
    Synonyms: għadda l-awrina, għamel l-awrina, awrina (rarely)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This verb is usually equivalent to English “pee” or “piss” (though not as vulgar as the latter). However, biel is at times found in formal texts, as it is the inherited Arabic word and may thus be favoured in purist style.

Derived terms[edit]


Old Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bělъ.

Noun[edit]

biel

  1. mud, swamp

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bělъ.

Noun[edit]

biel f

  1. white (color)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bělь.

Noun[edit]

biel m inan

  1. sapwood
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

biel

  1. second-person singular imperative of bielić

Further reading[edit]

  • biel in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • biel in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

biel (Cyrillic spelling биел)

  1. Obsolete spelling of bijel