idel

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See also: idel-

Fala[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese dizer (to say), from Latin dīcere, present active infinitive of dīcō (I say; I tell), from Proto-Indo-European *deyḱ-e- (to show, point out). Genetically close to Portuguese dizer and Galician dicir, but shares more areal features with Extremaduran izil.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Mañego, Lagarteiru) IPA(key): /iˈðel/
  • (Valverdeiru) IPA(key): /iˈθel/

Verb[edit]

idel

  1. to say; to tell
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Chapter 3: Radós:
      A radón mais grandi pa defendela é que é nossa LENGUA MATERNA, a “primeira lengua que un indivíduu aprendi de maneira ínnconscienti duranti a sua infancia” i en ela han aprindiu a idel as primeiras palabras []
      The greatest reason to defend it is that it is our NATIVE LANGUAGE, the “first language that an individual learns in an unconscious manner during his infancy” and in it learned how to say his first words []

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *īdalaz. Cognate with Old Frisian īdel, Old Saxon īdal, Dutch ijdel, Old High German ītal.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

īdel

  1. empty, void; bereft

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: idle

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

idel

  1. empty, void

Synonyms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

idel

  1. just, only

Synonyms[edit]


West Frisian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

idel

  1. vain, abortive (coming to naught, failing in its effect)

Inflection[edit]

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading[edit]

  • idel”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011