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)

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.

Noun[edit]

vela f ‎(plural vele)

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

Verb[edit]

vela

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

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.

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

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Regularly declined forms of vēlum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vēla n

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

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.

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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

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, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of velar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of velar

Spanish[edit]

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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
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

  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.