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English

Verb

wil

  1. Obsolete spelling of will

Afrikaans

Etymology

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

Verb

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

  1. to want

Usage notes

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

wil (uncountable)

  1. will

Dutch

Pronunciation

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

Etymology 1

Noun

wil m (uncountable, diminutive willetje n)

  1. want
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Non-lemma forms.

Verb

wil

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

Old English

Noun

wil n

  1. wile, trick or device

Declension

Descendants


Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English wheel.

Noun

wil

  1. wheel

Unami

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [wiɫ]

Noun

wil

  1. head