vale

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See also: Vale, valé, valè, valê, valë, and vale-

English[edit]

A vale

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English vale, from Old French val (valley), from Latin vallis, valles.

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Noun[edit]

vale (plural vales)

  1. (chiefly poetic) A valley.
    Synonyms: dale; see also Thesaurus:valley
    Antonym: hill
    • 1767, Walter Harte, “The Vision of Death”, in The Works of the English Poets, volume 16, published 1810, page 370:
      In those fair vales, by nature form'd to please, / Where Guadalquiver serpentines with ease,
    • 1832, Alfred Tennyson, The Palace of Art:
      "Make me a cottage in the vale," she said, / "Where I may mourn and pray.
    • a. 1854, James Montgomery, “Hymn 214”, in The Issues of Life and Death:
      Beyond this vale of tears / There is a life above,
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin valē, singular imperative of valeō (be well).

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Interjection[edit]

vale

  1. (usually seen in obituaries) Farewell.
    Vale, Sarah Smith
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Aromanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vallis, vallem. Compare Romanian vale.

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Noun[edit]

vale f (definite articulation valea)

  1. Alternative form of vali

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin valeo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

vale

  1. (archaic, informal) farewell, good bye

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Further reading[edit]

  • vale in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • vale in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *valeh. Cognate to Finnish valhe and Votic valõ. Possibly a derivation from valama, where the word originally might have meant "sausage poured into an intestine", which was then used idiomatically with the meaning of "lie".

Adjective[edit]

vale (genitive vale, partitive valet)

  1. false

Noun[edit]

vale (genitive vale, partitive valet)

  1. lie

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Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central Pacific *vale, from Proto-Oceanic *pale, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Austronesian *balay.

Noun[edit]

vale

  1. house
  2. building

Finnish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *valeh. Possibly from valaa (to cast) through val +‎ -e or rather the equivalent in Proto-Finnic. Cognate to Estonian vale.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑleˣ/, [ˈʋɑle̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ɑle
  • Syllabification: va‧le

Noun[edit]

vale

  1. (colloquial) lie; untruth; fabrication.
  2. (as modifier in compounds) false, fake; virtual; pseudo-; see vale-

Declension[edit]

Inflection of vale (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
nominative vale valeet
genitive valeen valeiden
valeitten
partitive valetta valeita
illative valeeseen valeisiin
valeihin
singular plural
nominative vale valeet
accusative nom. vale valeet
gen. valeen
genitive valeen valeiden
valeitten
partitive valetta valeita
inessive valeessa valeissa
elative valeesta valeista
illative valeeseen valeisiin
valeihin
adessive valeella valeilla
ablative valeelta valeilta
allative valeelle valeille
essive valeena valeina
translative valeeksi valeiksi
instructive valein
abessive valeetta valeitta
comitative valeineen
Possessive forms of vale (type hame)
possessor singular plural
1st person valeeni valeemme
2nd person valeesi valeenne
3rd person valeensa

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

vale

  1. third-person singular present indicative of valer
  2. second-person singular imperative of valer

Ingrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *valeh.

Noun[edit]

vale

  1. lie (untruth)

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

vale

  1. third-person singular present indicative of valere

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb valeō (I am well, healthy).

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Interjection[edit]

valē

  1. Goodbye, farewell.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is the singular form. When addressing a group, valēte is used.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: vale

Verb[edit]

valē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of valeō

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References[edit]

  • vale in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vale in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vale in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • vale in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) good-bye; farewell: vale or cura ut valeas

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Old French val, from Latin vallis. Compare valey.

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Noun[edit]

vale (plural vales)

  1. valley (depression between hills)
  2. battlefield (place of battle)
  3. (figuratively) (A place of) hardship.
  4. (rare) An indentation or depression.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

vale

  1. Alternative form of valen

Portuguese[edit]

Um vale.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˈva.li/, [ˈva.li]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈva.lɨ/, [ˈva.lɨ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese vale, val, from Latin vallis, vallem (valley).

Noun[edit]

vale m (plural vales)

  1. valley
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the verb valer (to be worth).

Noun[edit]

vale m (plural vales)

  1. voucher, coupon
    Synonyms: (Brazil) cupom, (Portugal) cupão

Verb[edit]

vale

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of valer
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of valer

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vallis, vallem. Compare Aromanian vali / vale.

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Noun[edit]

vale f (plural văi)

  1. valley

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A nominalisation of vale, third person singular active indicative of valer (to be worth).

Noun[edit]

vale m (plural vales)

  1. a voucher; an IOU
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Etymology 2[edit]

See valer.

Interjection[edit]

vale

  1. (Spain) okay
Usage notes[edit]

In Mexico, the complete expression sale y vale is also used to mean "OK".

Verb[edit]

vale

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of valer.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of valer.
  3. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of valer.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin valē (be well, goodbye).

Interjection[edit]

vale

  1. goodbye, be well

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

vale ?

  1. Fix sea mark on land (Historical use in West Sweden)

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Yola[edit]

Verb[edit]

vale

  1. Alternative form of vall