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velar (1) (Verb) "to keep watch at night;" "to hold a vigil;" "to watch over"
12th cent. From Latin vigilare "to watch over," "to remain awake," from vigil "awake," "alert." See vigilia for a continued etymology.
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Romance
Portuguese velar, Galician velar, Catalan vetllar, French veiller, Italian vegilare, Aromanian aveglju, Romanian veghea