perle

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See also: Perle, perlé, perłę, and pērle

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From late Old Norse perla, from Middle Low German perle, from Old Saxon perula, from Medieval Latin perla.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɛrlə/, [ˈpʰæɐ̯lə]

Noun[edit]

perle c (singular definite perlen, plural indefinite perler)

  1. pearl
  2. bead
  3. drop
  4. (figuratively) gem, jewel, beauty, treasure

Inflection[edit]

Verb[edit]

perle (imperative perl, infinitive at perle, present tense perler, past tense perlede, perfect tense har perlet)

  1. appear as small drops
  2. sparkle

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɛʁl/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Of uncertain etymology. Possibly from Medieval Latin perla, from Latin perula (little bag). Alternatively derived via unattested Medieval Latin *pernula from Latin perna (haunch; a marine bivalve shaped like a leg of lamb).

Noun[edit]

perle f (plural perles)

  1. pearl (clarification of this definition is needed)
Descendants[edit]
  • Romanian: perlă

Etymology 2[edit]

See perler.

Verb[edit]

perle

  1. first-person singular present indicative of perler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of perler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of perler
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of perler
  5. second-person singular imperative of perler

Anagrams[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈpɛrle/

Noun[edit]

perle f

  1. plural of perla

Anagrams[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French perle; perhaps based on Latin perna (leg).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛːrl(ə)/, /ˈpɛrl(ə)/

Noun[edit]

perle (plural perles)

  1. A pearl (excretion found in bivalves used in jewellery and medicine).
  2. (figuratively) Any round object, especially when shiny.
  3. (figuratively) The pupil (hole in the iris)
  4. (figuratively) Anything or anyone that is valuable (especially in religion)
  5. (figuratively) A macula on the eye's surface.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin perla

Noun[edit]

perle f or m (definite singular perla or perlen, indefinite plural perler, definite plural perlene)

  1. a pearl (round shelly concretion from oysters, or an artificial imitation)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin perla

Noun[edit]

perle f (definite singular perla, indefinite plural perler, definite plural perlene)

  1. a pearl (as above)

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

perle f

  1. dative/locative singular of perła

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

perle

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of perlar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of perlar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of perlar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of perlar.