Vail vs Veil

One entry found for vail.

Main Entry: vail
Pronunciation: ‘vAl
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English valen, partly from Anglo-French valer (short for avaler to lower) & partly short for Middle English avalen to let fall, from Anglo-French avaler, from aval downward, from a to (from Latin ad) + val valley — more at AT, VALE
: to lower often as a sign of respect or submission

3 entries found for veil.
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veil[1,noun]veil[2,verb]humeral veil

Main Entry: 2
Function: verb
transitive verb : to cover, provide, obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
intransitive verb : to put on or wear a veil

Ok, so, now you see that they are both root words that can be used. I got these from the Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary.

I chose the vail spelling, because by add the un prefix to it, it changes to; to raise. The ed ending makes it past tense, has been raised. As apposed to using veil that would mean to have been showen, or to have been uncovered.