biel

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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 been reanalysed as a new singular form. The original singular is no 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]

Root
b-w-l
2 terms

Etymology[edit]

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, (rarely) awrina

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.

Conjugation[edit]

    Conjugation of biel
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
perfect m bilt bilt biel bilna biltu bielu
f bielet
imperfect m nbul tbul jbul nbulu tbulu jbulu
f tbul
imperative bul bulu

Old Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bělъ.

Noun[edit]

biel

  1. mud, swamp

Polish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Old Polish biel, from Proto-Slavic *bělь.

Noun[edit]

biel f

  1. white (color)
    Synonym: białość
  2. white (dye)
  3. white (clothes)
    ubrany w bieldressed in white
Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

adjective

Etymology 2[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *bělь.

Noun[edit]

biel m inan

  1. sapwood
Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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