vél

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See also: vel, -vel, vēl, vėl, veļ, and vęl

Franco-Provençal[edit]

Noun[edit]

vél m

  1. calf (young cattle)

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Might be akin to a Permic word (*wele-), compare Komi-Permyak велавны (velavny) and Udmurt валаны (valany).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vél

  1. (transitive, archaic or formal) To opine, think, believe, guess.

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Further reading[edit]

  • vél in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vél, from Proto-Germanic *wīlą (craft, deceit), from Proto-Indo-European *wey- (to turn, bend); cognate with English wile.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vél f (genitive singular vélar, nominative plural vélar)

  1. machine
  2. motor, engine

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Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Norse *ᚹᛖᛚᚨ (*wela), from Proto-Germanic *wīlą (craft, deceit), from Proto-Indo-European *wey- (to turn, bend). Cognate with Old English wīl.

Noun[edit]

vél f (genitive vélar)

  1. an artifice, a craft, a device
  2. an engine, a machine
  3. a trick, a device, a fraud; a wile

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: vél