German Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German dāl, from Old Saxon dal, from Proto-Germanic *dala-.

NounEdit

Daal n (plural Dalen)

  1. valley

HunsrikEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German tal, from Old High German tal, from Proto-Germanic *dalą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Daal n (plural Deeler)

  1. valley
    Das Haus waar im Daal gebaud.
    The house was built in the valley.

Further readingEdit


Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German Tal, Dutch dal, English dale.

NounEdit

Daal n (plural Daale or Daaler or Deeler or Daeler)

  1. valley

Usage notesEdit

Daale and Daaler are more common in the western dialect area in Pennsylvania. Daeler is more common in the eastern dialect area in Pennsylvania.