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3 letters words from 'bel'

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2 letters words from 'bel'

BE 4EL 2

All 3 letters words made out of bel

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Definitions and meaning of bel

bel

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɛl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛl
  • Homophones: bell, belle

Etymology 1

Named after Alexander Graham Bell.

Noun

bel (plural bels)

  1. A measure of relative power, defined as log10(P 1/P 2), where P1 and P2 are the measured and reference power respectively.
Derived terms
  • decibel
Translations

References

  • Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary

Etymology 2

Noun

bel (plural bels)

  1. Alternative form of bael (Indian tree)

Anagrams

  • BLE, EBL, LEB, Leb, Leb.

Albanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish بل(bel, waist; spade) (Turkish bel).

Noun

bel m

  1. (anatomy) waist
  2. spade

Catalan

Etymology

From belar (to bleat)

Noun

bel m (plural bels)

  1. baa, bleat

Related terms

  • belar

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɛl/
  • Hyphenation: bel
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch belle, from Old Dutch bella, from Proto-Germanic *bellǭ. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun

bel f (plural bellen, diminutive belletje n)

  1. bell
  2. (obsolete) segment of a rattlesnake's rattle
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Probably a variant of bal (ball, round convex object)

Noun

bel f (plural bellen, diminutive belletje n)

  1. bubble
    Synonym: bubbel
Derived terms
  • luchtbel
  • zeepbel

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

bel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bellen
  2. imperative of bellen

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɛl/

Etymology 1

see beau

Adjective

bel

  1. form of beau used before a masculine noun that starts with a vowel sound
Usage notes
  • used before masculine nouns that start with a vowel like animal but also before nouns that start with a vowel sound like homme, where the h is silent: un bel homme (/œ̃.bɛl.ɔm/)
Related terms
  • bel air

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

bel m (plural bels)

  1. bel

Anagrams

  • blé

Further reading

  • “bel” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Hausa

Etymology

Borrowed from English belt.

Noun

bêl m

  1. belt
  2. seatbelt

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɛl]
  • Hyphenation: bel
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Etymology 1

From English bel.

Noun

bel

  1. bel (a unit of measurement)
Declension
Derived terms
  • decibel

Etymology 2

From bél.

Noun

bel

  1. (archaic) internal part (a variant form of bél, used in derivatives)
Derived terms
  • benn

See also

  • bel-

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛːl/
    Rhymes: -ɛːl

Noun

bel n (genitive singular bels, nominative plural bel)

  1. bel (measure of relative power)

Declension

Related terms

  • desibel, desíbel

Indonesian

Etymology 1

From Dutch bel (bell), from Middle Dutch belle, from Old Dutch bella, from Proto-Germanic *bellǭ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɛl/
  • Hyphenation: bèl

Noun

bèl (plural, first-person possessive belku, second-person possessive belmu, third-person possessive belnya)

  1. bell
    Synonym: lonceng

Derived terms

Etymology 2

From English bel, after Alexander Graham Bell.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bəl/
  • Hyphenation: bêl

Noun

bêl (plural, first-person possessive belku, second-person possessive belmu, third-person possessive belnya)

  1. (physics) bel, a measure of relative power, defined as log10(P 1/P 2), where P1 and P2 are the measured and reference power respectively.

Further reading

  • “bel” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛl/

Adjective

bel

  1. preconsonantal masculine singular form of bello

Jamaican Creole

Etymology

From English bell.

Noun

bel

  1. bell

Ladino

Etymology

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish بل(bel, waist).

Noun

bel m (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling ביל‎)

  1. (anatomy) waist

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • bele, beele, beale, bealle

Etymology

From Old French bel, biau, from Latin bellus, from Old Latin *duenelos.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛːl/, /ˈbɛl/

Adjective

bel

  1. Of fine quality: good, nice, appealing.
  2. Physically appealing; attractive, pretty.

Related terms

  • beaute, bewte

References

  • “bē̆l (adj.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-11-24.

Norman

Etymology

Borrowed from Old Norse bœli.

Noun

bel m (plural bels)

  1. (Jersey) courtyard, yard, patio
  2. (Jersey) farmyard

Derived terms

  • bel à balle (ball court, ball park)

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

Named after A. G. Bell.

Noun

bel m (definite singular belen, indefinite plural bel, definite plural belane)

  1. bel (logarithmic measure of sound pressure)

Derived terms

  • desibel

Etymology 2

From Old Norse bil.

Noun

bel n (definite singular belet, indefinite plural bel, definite plural bela)

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

References

  • “bel” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Novial

Adjective

bel

  1. Shortened form of beli.

Old French

Adjective

bel m (oblique and nominative feminine singular bele)

  1. Alternative form of biau

Declension


Old Occitan

Alternative forms

  • belh

Etymology

From Latin bellus

Adjective

bel m (feminine singular bela, masculine plural bels, feminine plural belas)

  1. beautiful

San Pablo Güilá Zapotec

Alternative forms

  • behld (San Dionisio Ocotepec)

Noun

bel

  1. (San Pablo Güilá) fish

References

  • Natalie Operstein, ‎Aaron Huey Sonnenschein, Valence Changes in Zapotec: Synchrony, diachrony, typology (2015, →ISBN, page 80

Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bêːl/

Adjective

bȇl (definite bȇlī, comparative bèljī, Cyrillic spelling бе̑л)

  1. Alternative form of bȅo

Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *bělъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰēlHs (white surface or stain).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bèːʋ/

Adjective

bẹ́ł (comparative bȍlj bẹ́ł or belȇjši, superlative nȁjbolj bẹ́ł or nȁjbelȇjši)

  1. white

Inflection

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

See also

Further reading

  • bel”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English belly

Noun

bel

  1. abdomen, belly (of a human)
  2. underside
  3. the fuselage of an airplane.

Derived terms

  • bel i hevi/bel hevi
  • rausim bel

Turkish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛl/

Etymology 1

From Ottoman Turkish بل(bel, waist, loins), from Proto-Turkic *bẹ̄l(k) (waist). Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰋𐰃𐰠(bél, waist).

Noun

bel (definite accusative beli, plural beller)

  1. waist
Declension

Etymology 2

From Ottoman Turkish بل(bel, spade), from Persian بیل(bil, spade).

Noun

bel (definite accusative beli, plural beller)

  1. (dated) spade

Volapük

Etymology

Borrowed from German Berg.

Noun

bel (nominative plural bels)

  1. mountain

Declension


West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian *belle, from Proto-Germanic *bellǭ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɛl/

Noun

bel c (plural bellen, diminutive beltsje)

  1. bell
  2. doorbell

Derived terms

  • earbel

Further reading

  • “bel”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Wiyot

Adjective

bel

  1. flat, wide

References

  • Reconstructing Languages and Cultures: Abstracts and Materials from the First International Interdisciplinary Symposium on Language and Prehistory, Ann Arbor, 8-12 November, 1988

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a noise measure.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)