velar

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vēlāris, from vēlum (sail; veil, awning)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) enPR: vē'lər, vā'lər, IPA(key): /ˈviːlɚ/, /ˈveɪlɚ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈviːlə/, /ˈveɪlə/
  • Hyphenation: ve‧lar

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velar

  1. (phonetics) Articulated at the velum or soft palate.
  2. (mycology) Referring to a veil.

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Noun[edit]

velar (plural velars)

  1. (phonetics) a sound articulated at the soft palate

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

velar c (singular definite velaren, plural indefinite velarer)

  1. velar

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /veˈlaːɐ̯/
  • Hyphenation: ve‧lar
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

velar (not comparable)

  1. velar

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Piedmontese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

velar

  1. velar

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vēlāris, corresponding to velo (velum) +‎ -ar.

Adjective[edit]

velar m or f (plural velares, comparable)

  1. (phonetics) velar (articulated at the soft palate)

Noun[edit]

velar f (plural velares)

  1. (phonetics) velar (a consonant articulated at the soft palate)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin vēlāre, present active infinitive of vēlō.

Verb[edit]

velar (first-person singular present indicative velo, past participle velado)

  1. to veil (cover with a veil)
  2. to veil; to conceal; to hide
    Synonyms: esconder, ocultar
  3. to damage photographic film due to excessive light
    Synonym: queimar
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Portuguese [Term?], from Latin vigilāre, present active infinitive of vigilō. Confer with its doublets vigiar and vigilar.

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velar (first-person singular present indicative velo, past participle velado)

  1. to keep a vigil (overnight watch over a deceased or dying person)
  2. to protect; to defend (especially something abstract, such as reputation)
    Synonyms: defender, proteger, zelar
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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

vèlār m (Cyrillic spelling вѐла̄р)

  1. a velar
    Synonyms: jedrènīk, mekonepčanik, stražnjonepčanik

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /beˈlaɾ/
  • Hyphenation: ve‧lar

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vēlāris, from vēlum.

Adjective[edit]

velar (plural velares)

  1. velar

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Spanish velar, from velo, or from Latin vēlāre, present active infinitive of vēlō, from vēlum.

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velar (first-person singular present velo, first-person singular preterite velé, past participle velado)

  1. to veil
  2. (information) to conceal, cover, hide
  3. (photography) to fog
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Spanish, from Latin vigilāre, present active infinitive of vigilō. Compare the borrowed doublet vigilar.

Verb[edit]

velar (first-person singular present velo, first-person singular preterite velé, past participle velado)

  1. to watch, guard
  2. to be vigilant
  3. to ensure, to see to, to guarantee (+ por)
  4. to look after, to look out for, to watch over, to monitor (+ por)
  5. to sit up (with an ill person)
  6. to keep vigil (over a dead person)
  7. (intransitive) to stay awake
  8. (reflexive) to be ensured (+ por)
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same as other etymology verb

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin vēlāris, from vēlum.

Adjective[edit]

velar (comparative velarare, superlative velarast)

  1. (phonetics) velar

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

velar

  1. present tense of vela.

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