vole

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See also: volé, volê, vøle, and воле

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Borrowed from Norn [Term?], from Old Norse vǫllr (field), q.v. The Orkney dialectal name vole mouse, lit. "field mouse", was introduced to general English by George Barry in 1805; John Fleming in 1828 was first to refer to the creature by the epithet vole alone. Displaced earlier names for these species which also classified them as mice, e.g. short-tailed field mouse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvəʊl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊl

Noun[edit]

vole (plural voles)

  1. Any of a large number of species of small rodents of the subfamily Arvicolinae of the family Cricetidae which are not lemmings or muskrats.
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Etymology 2[edit]

French [Term?]

Noun[edit]

vole (plural voles)

  1. A deal in a card game, écarté, that draws all the tricks.
    • 1731, Jonathan Swift, Verses on the Death of Dr Swift
      Ladies, I'll venture for the vole.

Verb[edit]

vole (third-person singular simple present voles, present participle voling, simple past and past participle voled)

  1. (card games, intransitive) To win all the tricks by a vole.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for vole in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Alemannic German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vol, voll, from Old High German foll, from Proto-Germanic *fullaz. Cognate with German voll, Dutch vol, English full, Icelandic fullur.

Adjective[edit]

vole (comparative völler, superlative völlscht)

  1. full

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

vole

  1. vocative singular of vůl

Interjection[edit]

vole

  1. (informal) man, dude
Usage notes[edit]

This interjection is considered vulgar by some people, its primary meaning being "you ass"; however, it is today quite frequently used in very informal speech without any vulgar overtones, either as a friendly address or as an emphasizer; some people lard their talk with it without its having any meaning (similarly to the way some people use "fuck" in English, but "vole" is not so strong). It is often used in the form "ty vole".

Etymology 2[edit]

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From Proto-Slavic [Term?] with unclear origin; possibly related to German schwellen, Wulst.[1][2]

Noun[edit]

vole n

  1. crop, craw (pouch-like part of the alimentary tract of some birds)
  2. (obsolete) goitre
    Synonym: struma
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

vole

  1. masculine singular present transgressive of volit

References[edit]

  1. ^ "vole" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007
  2. ^ Machek, Václav, Etymologický slovník jazyka českého, 2nd edition, Prague: Academia, 1968

Further reading[edit]

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

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Adverb[edit]

vole

  1. voluntarily

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

vole

  1. inflection of voler:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Interlingua[edit]

Verb[edit]

vole

  1. present of voler
  2. imperative of voler

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

vole

  1. (archaic) third-person singular indicative present of volere

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

vole

  1. vocative singular of vol

Verb[edit]

vole (Cyrillic spelling воле)

  1. third-person plural present indicative of voljeti

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

vole

  1. dative singular of vol