vilja

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See also: Vilja and viljâ

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vilja, from Proto-Germanic *wiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

Verb[edit]

vilja (third person singular past indicative vildi, third person plural past indicative vilað, supine vilað)

  1. to will, to wish, to persist, to intend to

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Finnish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

An Indo-European loan, cognate with Russian обилие (obilije, abundance) [1].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋiljɑ/
  • Hyphenation: vil‧ja

Noun[edit]

vilja

  1. grain, cereal

Declension[edit]

Inflection of vilja (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative vilja viljat
genitive viljan viljojen
partitive viljaa viljoja
illative viljaan viljoihin
singular plural
nominative vilja viljat
accusative nom. vilja viljat
gen. viljan
genitive viljan viljojen
viljainrare
partitive viljaa viljoja
inessive viljassa viljoissa
elative viljasta viljoista
illative viljaan viljoihin
adessive viljalla viljoilla
ablative viljalta viljoilta
allative viljalle viljoille
essive viljana viljoina
translative viljaksi viljoiksi
instructive viljoin
abessive viljatta viljoitta
comitative viljoineen

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Adjective[edit]

vilja

  1. (rare) abundant

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vilja (to want), from Proto-Germanic *wiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vilja (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative vildi, supine viljað)

  1. (with accusative) to want, wish, would like
    Ég vil fara heim.
    I want to go home.

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Ingrian[edit]

Noun[edit]

vilja

  1. grain (cereal)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vilja, from Proto-Germanic *wiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-. Akin to English will

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vilja (present tense vil, past tense ville, past participle vilja, present participle viljande)

  1. want
    Eg vil dra no.
    I want to leave now.
  2. will (expressing future tense)
    Det der vil du angra på.
    You will regret that.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wiljaną (to want), from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁- (to want, choose). Compare Old English willan, Old Frisian willa, Old Saxon willian, Old High German wellen, Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌻𐌾𐌰𐌽 (wiljan).

Verb[edit]

vilja (singular past indicative vildi, plural past indicative vildu, past participle viljat)

  1. to want
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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • vilja in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

vilja

  1. oblique singular indefinite of vili

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /²vɪlːja/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish vili, vilie, from Old Norse vili, from Proto-Germanic *wiljô.

Noun[edit]

vilja c

  1. will; a person’s intent, volition, decision.
Declension[edit]
Declension of vilja 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vilja viljan viljor viljorna
Genitive viljas viljans viljors viljornas
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Swedish vilia, from Old Norse vilja, from Proto-Germanic *wiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

Verb[edit]

vilja

  1. to want, to desire
    De vill att vi hjälper dem att måla huset.
    They want us to help them paint the house.
    Vill du ha kaffe eller te?
    Do you want coffee or tea?
  2. to intend, to be going to, to will
    Det vill komma till dig, när du är gammal nog.
    It will come to you, when you are old enough.
Usage notes[edit]

Used with verbs in the infinitive, without infinitive marker ("att"). However note that there may be a conjunction "att" (in the sense of "that") following right after. The first example is a case in point, which could be interpreted as They want that we help them or, more naturally, They want us to help them.

Unlike wanting to do something ("I want to eat") and wanting something to happen ("I want you to eat"), wanting an object is expressed with vilja in combination with ha ("have"). Thus "I want food" is said Jag vill ha mat (not Jag vill mat).

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