vila

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Serbo-Croatian vila, Slovene vila.

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Noun[edit]

vila ‎(plural vilas or vile)

  1. (mythology) A type of fairy or nymph in Slavic mythology.
    • 1874, Elodie Lawton Mijatovic, Serbian Folklore:
      "The Vilas (fairies) live there, and they will certainly put out your eyes as they have put out mine, if you venture on their mountain."
    • 1998, Mike Dixon-Kennedy, Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legend, page 302:
      Duly married, the couple lived for some time in peace and contentment, until one day Marko boasted that his wife was a vila, whereupon she put on her wings and flew away.
    • 1995, Albert Bates Lord, The Singer Resumes the Tale, page 52:
      She is answered, fittingly enough, by a vila, who declares that she is more beautiful than the girl.

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Catalan[edit]

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vila f ‎(plural viles)

  1. Settlement, usually with a minimum of five thousand inhabitants (bigger than a town but smaller that a city), that has asked for the title officially. Previously, this title was granted by the king.

Czech[edit]

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vila f

  1. villa

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External links[edit]

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

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vīlla(country house).

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vila f ‎(plural vilas)

  1. village; a small town

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Old Provençal[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin vilanus.

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vila m ‎(oblique plural vilas, nominative singular vilas, nominative plural vila)

  1. serf, countryman, peasant
    • c. 1130, Marcabru, pastorela:
      Cerca fols la folatura, / Cortes cortez’ aventura, / E·l vilas ab la vilana [...].
      The fool searches for folly, the gentleman for gentle adventure, and the peasant for his peasant-girl.

Portuguese[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese vila(village), from Latin villa(country house).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vila f (plural vilas)

  1. small town, village
  2. country house
  3. (Brazil, slang) a low-class residential area

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *acūcla < *acūcula, diminutive of Latin acus(needle).

Noun[edit]

vila f (plural vilas)

  1. (Sutsilvan) needle

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *vila. Cognate with Bulgarian самовила(samovila) and вила(vila, fairy), Slovene vila(fairy living in the forest or in the water), Old Russian вила(vila) and Slovak víla(fairy). According to Vasmer, non-Slavic cognates include Old Norse veiðr(hunt) and Avestan [script needed](vayeiti, he pursuits, frightens)>.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋǐːla/
  • Hyphenation: vi‧la

Noun[edit]

víla f ‎(Cyrillic spelling ви́ла)

  1. fairy
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin villa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋîla/
  • Hyphenation: vi‧la

Noun[edit]

vȉla f ‎(Cyrillic spelling ви̏ла)

  1. villa
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References[edit]

  • Fasmer, Maks (1964–1973), “вила”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Trubačev O. N., Moscow: Progress

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See vila (sh).

Noun[edit]

  1. fairy

Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • hvila (obsolete since 1906)

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hvíld(rest, pause), compare Danish hvile(rest), Old High German wīla (German Weile), Gothic 𐍈𐌴𐌹𐌻𐌰(ƕeila, interval, time period), English while.

Noun[edit]

vila c

  1. a rest; relief from work, activity or exertion
  2. a rest; the repose afforded by death
  3. (physics) a rest; absence of motion
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Inflection of vila 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vila vilan vilor vilorna
Genitive vilas vilans vilors vilornas
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Swedish hvīla, from Old Norse hvíla, from Proto-Germanic *hwīlaną, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷyeh₁-.

Verb[edit]

vila

  1. to rest; to relieve, to give rest to
  2. to rest; to take a break; to cease working for a little while, to become inactive
  3. to rest; to lean or lay
  4. to rest; to lie or lean or be supported
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Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin villa; compare Italian villa

Noun[edit]

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vila f (plural vile)

  1. house (large), mansion