vill

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Anglo-Norman vill, from Old French vile (farm, country estate) (French ville (town)), from Latin villa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vill (plural vills)

  1. the smallest administrative unit of land in feudal England, corresponding to the Anglo-Saxon tithing and the modern parish

Etymology 2[edit]

From will

Verb[edit]

vill

  1. Eye dialect spelling of will.

Central Franconian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German filu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vill (irregular declension, comparative mieh, superlative et mietste or mieste or mieschte or määste or määschte)

  1. much; many

Usage notes[edit]

  • The adjective is declined regularly after an article or determiner, otherwise it is uninflected.
  • The superlative forms et mie(t)ste, mieschte are Ripuarian, the forms et määste, määschte are Moselle Franconian.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German filu, from Proto-Germanic *felu. Cognate with German viel, Dutch veel, English fele.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vill (masculine vill or villen, neuter vill or villt, comparative méi, superlative am meeschten)

  1. much, many
    En huet vill Frënn.
    He has many friends.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The positive forms are declined regularly after an article or determiner, otherwise they remain uninflected.
  • The comparative form is indeclinable and cannot be preceded by articles or determiners.
  • The superlative forms are declined in the normal way.

Adverb[edit]

vill

  1. much, a lot
    Dat Hiem ass vill ze kleng.
    That shirt is much too small.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse villr, from Proto-Germanic *wilþijaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vill (neuter singular vilt, definite singular and plural ville, comparative villere, indefinite superlative villest, definite superlative villeste)

  1. wild

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse villr. Akin to English wild.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vill (neuter singular vilt, definite singular and plural ville, comparative villare, indefinite superlative villast, definite superlative villaste)

  1. wild

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

vill m, f

  1. rare form of ville

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse villr, from Proto-Germanic *wilþijaz. This is cognate with vild (wild), which is influenced from Middle Low German.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vill

  1. (dated) lost (not knowing place or directions)

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Verb[edit]

vill

  1. present tense of vilja.

References[edit]

  • vill in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)