velar

velar (adj.) 1726, from L. velaris, from velum "sail, curtain" (see VEIL (Cf. veil)). Originally an architect's term for a type of cupola; phonetics sense is from 1876, on notion of "pertaining to the velum," the anatomist's name for the soft palate (velum in this sense is attested from 1771, in full velum palati). The noun meaning "a velar guttural" is recorded from 1886.

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  • vélar — [ velar ] n. m. • 1545; lat. médiév. velarum, lat. vela; mot gaul. ♦ Sisymbre officinal (plante). ● vélar nom masculin (latin vela, cresson d hiver) Nom usuel commun au sisymbre officinal et à l erysimum. ⇒VÉLAR, subst. masc. BOT. Plante… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • velar — 1. Con el sentido de ‘hacer guardia de noche, al cuidado de [algo o alguien, a menudo un enfermo o un difunto]’ y ‘observar atentamente o vigilar’, es transitivo: «Ella y Orestes lo vieron muerto, no lo velaron siquiera, lo enterraron a solas»… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Velar — Ve lar, a. [See {Velum}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to a velum; esp. (Anat.) of or pertaining to the soft palate. [1913 Webster] 2. (Phon.) Having the place of articulation on the soft palate; guttural; as, the velar consonants, such as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • velar — Se conjuga como: amar Infinitivo: Gerundio: Participio: velar velando velado     Indicativo   presente imperfecto pretérito futuro condicional yo tú él, ella, Ud. nosotros vosotros ellos, ellas, Uds. velo velas vela velamos veláis velan velaba… …   Wordreference Spanish Conjugations Dictionary

  • velar — para que velava para que nada faltasse. velar por a mãe vela pelos filhos …   Dicionario dos verbos portugueses

  • velar — [vē′lər] adj. [L velaris, belonging to a veil or curtain < velum, a VEIL] 1. of a velum; esp., of the soft palate 2. Phonet. articulated with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate, as (k) followed by a back vowel as in cup n …   English World dictionary

  • vèlār — m 〈G velára〉 fon. stražnjonepčani suglasnik, suglasnik koji se artikulira u zoni mekog nepca (»k«, »g«, »h«); stražnjonepčanik, mekonepčanik, jedrenik …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • velar — v. tr. 1. Cobrir com véu. 2. Tapar com alguma coisa a modo de véu. 3. Não deixar ver, interceptar. 4.  [Pintura] Cobrir com cor leve para deixar transparecer a tinta inferior. 5. Vigiar, estar de vigia a, estar de guarda a (durante as horas… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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