vela

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See also: Vela, veļa, vēla, vêla, velá, veļā, and vēlā

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vela

  1. plural of velum

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

vela f (plural veles)

  1. watch (supervision)
  2. sleeplessness
  3. sail (a piece of fabric attached to a boat)
  4. sailing (sport)
  5. candle (a light source)

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

vela f (plural veles)

  1. sail (on a boat)
  2. sailing (sport)

Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin vēla, plural of vēlum.

Noun[edit]

vela f (plural velas)

  1. a sail
  2. sailing

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin vigilia.

Noun[edit]

vela f (plural velas)

  1. watch, vigil

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin vēla, plural of vēlum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: vé‧la

Noun[edit]

vela f (plural vele)

  1. (nautical) sail
  2. (nautical, sports) sailing

Verb[edit]

vela

  1. inflection of velare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Anagrams[edit]


Ladin[edit]

Noun[edit]

vela f (plural veles)

  1. election

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vela f (genitive velae); first declension

  1. Gallic Synonym of īriō
    • AD 77–79, C. Plinius Secundus (aut.), K.F.T. Mayhoff (ed.), Naturalis Historia (1906), bk XXII, ch. lxxv:
      irionem inter fruges sesamae similem esse diximus et a graecis erysimon vocari, galli velam appellant.
      When treating of the cereals, we have already stated that the irio, which strongly resembles sesame, is also called “erysimon” by the Greeks: the Gauls give it the name of “vela.” ― translation from: J. Bostock and H.T. Riley, The Natural History (1855), bk XXII, ch. lxxv
Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vela velae
genitive velae velārum
dative velae velīs
accusative velam velās
ablative velā velīs
vocative vela velae
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • vela in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • VELA in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • vela” on page 1,651/2 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to put to sea: vela in altum dare (Liv. 25. 27)
    • (ambiguous) to set the sails: vela facere, pandere
    • (ambiguous) to set the sails: vela dare
    • (ambiguous) to furl the sails: vela contrahere (also metaph.)
    • (ambiguous) sails and rigging: vela armamentaque
  • uela” on page 2,022/1 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)

Etymology 2[edit]

Regularly declined forms of vēlum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vēla n

  1. inflection of vēlum:
    1. nominative plural
    2. accusative plural
    3. vocative plural

Etymology 3[edit]

A regularly conjugated form of vēlō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vēlā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of vēlō

Portuguese[edit]

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vela (1)
vela (2)

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Back-formation from velar.

Noun[edit]

vela f (plural velas)

  1. candle
    Eu acendi uma vela para iluminar a sala.
    I lit a candle to illuminate the room.
  2. Short for vela de ignição.

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Portuguese vela, an early borrowing from Latin vēla, plural of vēlum (sail of a ship), from Proto-Indo-European *weg (to weave a web). Displaced Old Portuguese vea.

Noun[edit]

vela f (plural velas)

  1. (nautical) sail
    A embarcação tem dois mastros com velas quadradas.
    The ship has two masts with square sails.
  2. (nautical, sports) sailing
    Vela é um desporto olímpico.
    Sailing is an Olympic sport.

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

vela

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

Spanish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbela/
  • Hyphenation: ve‧la

Etymology 1[edit]

From velar, or from vigilia.

Noun[edit]

vela f (plural velas)

  1. candle
  2. wakefulness, sleeplessness
    una noche en vela
    a sleepless night
  3. vigil, watch
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Verb[edit]

vela

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

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin vēla, plural of velum

Noun[edit]

vela f (plural velas)

  1. (nautical) sail
  2. (nautical) sailing

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From ver

Verb[edit]

vela

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of ver. in pronominal form for singular feminine noun or person:
    Vela = see (or watch) her (for a female); see (or watch) it (for a feminine noun).

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Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

vela (present velar, preterite velade, supine velat, imperative vela)

  1. to be undecided, to hesitate, to do nothing because one hasn't decided on which action to take

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The supine is the same as for vilja (to want, to will), which is the opposite of being undecided. Puns are made of this.

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Verb[edit]

-vela?

  1. to appear, to come into view
  2. to happen, to occur
  3. to come, to originate [+locative = from]

Inflection[edit]

Tone L
Infinitive ukuvela
Imperative Imperative
+ object prefix
Singular vela vele
Plural velani veleni
Present Participial Subjunctive
1st singular ngiyavela, ngivela ngivela ngivele
2nd singular uyavela, uvela uvela uvele
1st plural siyavela, sivela sivela sivele
2nd plural niyavela, nivela nivela nivele
Class 1 uyavela, uvela evela avele
Class 2 bayavela, bavela bevela bavele
Class 3 uyavela, uvela uvela uvele
Class 4 iyavela, ivela ivela ivele
Class 5 liyavela, livela livela livele
Class 6 ayavela, avela evela avele
Class 7 siyavela, sivela sivela sivele
Class 8 ziyavela, zivela zivela zivele
Class 9 iyavela, ivela ivela ivele
Class 10 ziyavela, zivela zivela zivele
Class 11 luyavela, luvela luvela luvele
Class 14 buyavela, buvela buvela buvele
Class 15 kuyavela, kuvela kuvela kuvele
Class 17 kuyavela, kuvela kuvela kuvele
Recent past Recent past
continuous
1st singular ngivelile, ngivelē bengivela
2nd singular uvelile, uvelē ubevela
1st plural sivelile, sivelē sibevela
2nd plural nivelile, nivelē nibevela
Class 1 uvelile, uvelē ubevela
Class 2 bavelile, bavelē bebevela
Class 3 uvelile, uvelē bewuvela
Class 4 ivelile, ivelē beyivela
Class 5 livelile, livelē belivela
Class 6 avelile, avelē abevela
Class 7 sivelile, sivelē besivela
Class 8 zivelile, zivelē bezivela
Class 9 ivelile, ivelē beyivela
Class 10 zivelile, zivelē bezivela
Class 11 luvelile, luvelē beluvela
Class 14 buvelile, buvelē bebuvela
Class 15 kuvelile, kuvelē bekuvela
Class 17 kuvelile, kuvelē bekuvela
Remote past Remote past
continuous
1st singular ngāvela ngangivela
2nd singular wāvela wawuvela
1st plural sāvela sasivela
2nd plural nāvela nanivela
Class 1 wāvela wayevela
Class 2 bāvela babevela
Class 3 wāvela wawuvela
Class 4 yāvela yayivela
Class 5 lāvela lalivela
Class 6 āvela ayevela
Class 7 sāvela sasivela
Class 8 zāvela zazivela
Class 9 yāvela yayivela
Class 10 zāvela zazivela
Class 11 lwāvela lwaluvela
Class 14 bāvela babuvela
Class 15 kwāvela kwakuvela
Class 17 kwāvela kwakuvela
Future
1st singular ngizovela
2nd singular uzovela
1st plural sizovela
2nd plural nizovela
Class 1 uzovela
Class 2 bazovela
Class 3 uzovela
Class 4 izovela
Class 5 lizovela
Class 6 azovela
Class 7 sizovela
Class 8 zizovela
Class 9 izovela
Class 10 zizovela
Class 11 luzovela
Class 14 buzovela
Class 15 kuzovela
Class 17 kuzovela

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