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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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Of various origins, principally from Old English wælisc etc. ("non-Germanic speaker, stranger") from Proto-Germanic *walhaz (foreigner, stranger), the source of numerous other surnames such as Walsh and Wales and from Middle English wall, from Old English weall (wall, dike, rampart), from Proto-Germanic *wallaz or *wallą (wall, rampart), from Latin vallum (wall, rampart, palisade), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to turn, wind, roll). Also from transcribed foreign surnames such as German Wahl and Swedish Wahlberg.

Proper nounEdit

Wall

  1. A surname​.

Etymology 2Edit

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From Mandarin Chinese 壁宿 (Bìxiù)

Proper nounEdit

Wall

  1. (astronomy) a Chinese constellation located near Pegasus and Andromeda, one of the 28 lunar mansions and part of the larger Black Turtle

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German, from Latin vallum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Wall m (genitive Walls or Walles, plural Wälle)

  1. (military) rampart, parapet, earthwork
  2. (engineering) levee, embankment
  3. (geography) ridge

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