bel (n.) Look up bel at Dictionary.com
unit of power level in measuring sound, 1929, named for Scottish-born telephone pioneer Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922).
bel (adj.) Look up bel at Dictionary.com
"beautiful," early 14c., from Old French bel, belle "beautiful, fair, fine," from Latin bellus "fair, fine, beautiful" (see belle). "Naturalized in ME.; but after 1600 consciously French" [OED].
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also in Latin form Belus, heaven-and-earth god of Babylonian religion, from Akkadian Belu, literally "lord, owner, master," cognate with Hebrew ba'al (see Baal).