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See also: wal, WAL, wäl, wał, wal•, and wal-

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German wal, from Proto-Germanic *hwalaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kʷálos (sheatfish). Compare Low German Waal, English whale, Danish hval, Swedish val; compare also Dutch walvis, German Low German Waalfisch.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Wal m (genitive Wales, plural Wale)

  1. whale

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Wal in Duden online

LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From German Wal, from Old High German wal, from Proto-Germanic *hwalaz. Compare Dutch walvis, English whale, Danish hval, Icelandic hvalur.

NounEdit

Wal m (plural Walen)

  1. whale

Etymology 2Edit

From German Wahl, Old High German wala, from Proto-Germanic *walō. The related terms below are inherited.

Alternative formsEdit

  • Wahl (nonstandard, but not rare, to distinguish from etymology 1)

NounEdit

Wal f (plural Walen)

  1. (politics) election
Related termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old High German wald, from Proto-Germanic *walþuz. Cognate with German Wald, Dutch woud, English wold

NounEdit

Wal m (uncountable)

  1. (in field names, otherwise widely archaic) forest
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