billen

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

billen c

  1. definite singular of bille

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɪ.lə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bil‧len
  • Rhymes: -ɪlən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch billen, probably ultimately from Proto-Germanic *bíþla- (axe), instrumental noun from *bītaną (to bite). Related to Old Norse bíldr (bloodletting knife).

Verb[edit]

billen

  1. (transitive) to sharpen, to apply grooves to a millstone
    • 2007, Traditie, page 18.
      Ze vraagt het de molenaar en die vertelt haar dat de molen gebild is. (Billen is het scherpen van de molenstenen.)
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From bil.

Verb[edit]

billen

  1. (transitive) to bed, to have sex with
    • 2007, Traditie, page 18.
      Hij voegt er aan toe dat zij ook wel sneller zou zijn als ze gebild zou zijn. Dat wil het onervaren meisje wel en betaalt de molenaar om haar te billen (beslapen) (volksverhalenbank TAM182).
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

billen

  1. Plural form of bil
  2. (plural only) buttocks, butt, bottom, behind

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same onomatopoeic stem as billeg (to sway, waggle) +‎ -en (instantaneous verb-forming suffix).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbilːɛn]
  • Hyphenation: bil‧len
  • Rhymes: -ɛn

Verb[edit]

billen

  1. (intransitive) to tilt, slant, lean, swing, dip (followed by -ra/-re) (to move suddenly from one direction to another due to a change in its equilibrium)
    Synonyms: megdől, dől, lendül, hanyatlik, csuklik
    Merre billen a mérleg?Which way will the scale dip?

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

(With verbal prefixes):

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN
  2. ^ Eőry, Vilma. Értelmező szótár+ (’Explanatory Dictionary Plus’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2007. →ISBN

Further reading[edit]

  • billen in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
  • billen in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress)

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German bellan, of onomatopoeic origin. Compare German bellen, English bellow, Icelandic belja.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

billen (third-person singular present billt, past participle gebillt, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. (intransitive) to bark

Conjugation[edit]

Regular
infinitive billen
participle gebillt
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular billen
2nd singular bills bill
3rd singular billt
1st plural billen
2nd plural billt billt
3rd plural billen
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

billen m

  1. definite singular of bille