veel

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

veel (uncountable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of veal

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

veel (third-person singular simple present veels, present participle veeling, simple past and past participle veeled)

  1. (nonstandard, Britain) feel
    • 1869, James Jennings, The Dialect of the West of England, particularly Somersetshire
      To Veel. v. To feel.
      Veel’d. part. Felt.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

veel (plural veels)

  1. (nonstandard, Britain) field
Quotations[edit]
  • 1850, James Orchard Halliwell, A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century
    But why do they let ’un stray out of the veels?
  • 1869, James Jennings, The Dialect of the West of England, particularly Somersetshire
    Veel. s. A field; a corn land unenclosed.
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Afrikaans[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch veel, from Middle Dutch vele, from Old Dutch filo, from Proto-Germanic *felu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

veel

  1. (chiefly with negatives or when modified by adverbs) much, a lot
    Sy weet nie veel nie, maar haar moeder wis baie veel.
    She doesn't know much, but her mother really knew a lot

Synonyms[edit]

  • baie (more common synonym with a mostly complementary distribution)

Determiner[edit]

veel

  1. (chiefly with negatives or when modified by adverbs) much, many
    Ons het nie veel perde nie.
    We don't have many horses.

Synonyms[edit]

  • baie (more common synonym with a mostly complementary distribution)

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /veːl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: veel
  • Rhymes: -eːl

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch vele, from Old Dutch filo, from Proto-Germanic *felu.

Determiner[edit]

veel (comparative meer, superlative meest)

  1. many, much, a lot of
Usage notes[edit]

As a determiner veel typically isn't inflected in informal Dutch. In formal style the inflected form vele may be used, but only for plurals or before (usually uncountable) singular nouns with a definite article:

Vele rolstoelgebruikers hadden bezwaren tegen de plannen.
Many wheelchair users had objections against the plans.
Het vele geweld dreef inwoners weg.
The large amount of violence drove inhabitants away.
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of veel
uninflected veel
inflected veel
comparative meer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial veel meer het meest
het meeste
indefinite m./f. sing. veel meer
n. sing. veel meer
plural veel meer
definite vele meeste
partitive
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Pronoun[edit]

veel (comparative meer, superlative het meest or het meeste)

  1. much, a lot
    Vanaf hier kan ik veel zien.
    From here I can see a lot.
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Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: veel

Adverb[edit]

veel (comparative meer, superlative meest)

  1. much
  2. often, frequently
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

veel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of velen
  2. imperative of velen

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Dutch Low Saxon[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to German viel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

veel

  1. much

Adjective[edit]

veel

  1. much, many

Estonian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *veelä, from a Baltic language. Cognate to Lithuanian vėl, Latvian vēl and Finnish vielä.

Adverb[edit]

veel

  1. yet, still

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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

veel

  1. adessive singular of vesi

German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to German viel.

Adverb[edit]

veel

  1. (in many dialects, including Low Prussian) much
    veel to lat (Low Prussian)
    much too late

Adjective[edit]

veel

  1. (in many dialects, including Low Prussian) much (a lot of) (when used in the singular)
    veel Melk (Low Prussian)
    a lot of milk
  2. (in many dialects, including Low Prussian) many (when used in the plural)
    veele Kinga (Low Prussian)
    many children

Ingrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *veelä, borrowed from a Baltic language. Cognates include Finnish vielä and Estonian veel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

veel

  1. yet

References[edit]

  • Vitalij Chernyavskij (2005) Ižoran keel (Ittseopastaja)[1]

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman veel, from Latin vitellus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

veel (plural veles)

  1. veal (the meat of a calf)
  2. A calf (young cow)
    • c. 1450, Mirour Saluacioun:
      The ydolatiers of the golden veel.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin vitellus.

Noun[edit]

veel m (oblique plural veeaus or veeax or veiaus or veiax or veels, nominative singular veeaus or veeax or veiaus or veiax or veels, nominative plural veel)

  1. calf (young cow or bull)

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