alder

See also: Alder and ålder

EnglishEdit

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Female (left) and male (right) catkins in the genital course?

EtymologyEdit

Middle English alder, aller, from Old English alor, from Proto-Germanic *aluz, *alusō (compare Swedish al, East Frisian ällerboom), variant of *alizō, *alisō (compare Dutch els, German Erle), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élisos (compare Hittite [script?] (alanza(n)), Latin alnus, Latvian àlksnis, Polish olcha, Albanian halë 'black pine', Ancient Macedonian (Hesychius) άλιχα (álicha, white poplar)

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NounEdit

alder (plural alders)

  1. Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Alnus, belonging to the birch family.

Related termsEdit

  • grey alder
  • hazel alder
  • Himalayan alder
  • Italian alder
  • Japanese alder
  • Mexican alder

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse aldr.

NounEdit

alder c (singular definite alderen, plural indefinite aldre)

  1. age

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NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Norse aldr, akin to ale (to raise), from ala.

NounEdit

alder

  1. age

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Last modified on 6 April 2014, at 11:20