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See also: wi·l

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-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vəl/

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

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

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch wille, from Old Dutch willo. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun

wil m (uncountable, diminutive willetje n)

  1. want
Derived terms

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

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


Papiamentu

Etymology

From Dutch wiel.

Noun

wil

  1. wheel

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English wheel.

Noun

wil

  1. wheel

Unami

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [wiɫ]

Noun

wil

  1. head