wil

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See also: wi·l

English[edit]

Verb[edit]

wil

  1. Obsolete spelling of will

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch willen, from Middle Dutch willen, from Old Dutch *willen, from Proto-Germanic *wiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wil (present wil, past wou, past participle gewil)

  1. to want

Usage notes[edit]

This is an auxiliary verb and may be translated thus in English, as "would like to". There is also a nonstandard past participle sometimes used in colloquial speech, gewou.

Noun[edit]

wil (uncountable)

  1. will

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -ɪl
  • IPA(key): /ʋɪl/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

wil m (uncountable, diminutive willetje n)

  1. want
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

wil

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of willen
  2. imperative of willen

Old English[edit]

Noun[edit]

wil n

  1. wile, trick or device

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch wiel.

Noun[edit]

wil

  1. wheel

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English wheel.

Noun[edit]

wil

  1. wheel

Unami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wil

  1. head