Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hwalaz (compare Old English hwæl, Old High German wal, Old Norse hvalr), probably from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kʷálos (sheatfish). Another theory suggets it is perhaps akin to Finnish kala, from Proto-Uralic *kala.

NounEdit

hwal m

  1. a whale

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Low German: walvisch
    • Low German: Waal, Waalfisch
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