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See also: Ale, alé, alè, alẽ, åle, āle, Alę, and -ale

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EnglishEdit

 
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a pint of ale (1)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from Old English ealu, ealo, from Proto-Germanic *alu (compare Dutch aal, Swedish öl), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂elut- (beer), or *h₂elu- (bitter). Compare Russian ол (ol), Lithuanian alùs, Armenian օղի (ōłi); compare also Latin alum (comfrey), alūta (tawed leather), Ancient Greek ἀλύδοιμος (alúdoimos, bitter).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /eɪl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪl

NounEdit

ale (countable and uncountable, plural ales)

  1. (dated) A beer made without hops.
  2. A beer produced by so-called warm fermentation and not pressurized.
  3. A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


BambaraEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

ale

  1. him

BasqueEdit

NounEdit

ale

  1. grain

DeclensionEdit


CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

ale

  1. but

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English ale.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ale m or n (uncountable)

  1. ale

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Finnish halme and Livvi halmeh. From either Proto-Germanic *halmaz or a Baltic language, compare Lithuanian salms and Latvian želmuo.

NounEdit

ale (genitive ale, partitive alet)

  1. slash-and-burn (the technique)
  2. the forest cut down to create new land in slash-and-burn
  3. the land created through slash-and-burn

DeclensionEdit


FinnishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

< alennusmyynti (sale)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑle/, [ˈɑle̞]
  • Hyphenation: a‧le
  • Rhymes: -ɑle

NounEdit

ale

  1. (colloquial) sale (selling of goods at bargain prices)
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of ale (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative ale alet
genitive alen alejen
partitive alea aleja
illative aleen aleihin
singular plural
nominative ale alet
accusative nom. ale alet
gen. alen
genitive alen alejen
aleinrare
partitive alea aleja
inessive alessa aleissa
elative alesta aleista
illative aleen aleihin
adessive alella aleilla
ablative alelta aleilta
allative alelle aleille
essive alena aleina
translative aleksi aleiksi
instructive alein
abessive aletta aleitta
comitative aleineen
CompoundsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From English ale.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈei̯l/, [ˈe̞i̯l]
  • Hyphenation: ale

NounEdit

ale

  1. ale (type of beer)
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of ale (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative ale alet
genitive alen alejen
partitive alea aleja
illative aleen aleihin
singular plural
nominative ale alet
accusative nom. ale alet
gen. alen
genitive alen alejen
aleinrare
partitive alea aleja
inessive alessa aleissa
elative alesta aleista
illative aleen aleihin
adessive alella aleilla
ablative alelta aleilta
allative alelle aleille
essive alena aleina
translative aleksi aleiksi
instructive alein
abessive aletta aleitta
comitative aleineen

In speech, type 5 (risti) is normally used, giving for instance nominative singular eil, genitive eilin, partitive eiliä, nominative plural eilit and genitive plural eilien.

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English ale.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ale f (plural ales)

  1. ale
    • 1884, Joris-Karl Huysmans, À rebours, XI:
      il mangea un rosbif aux pommes et s'enfourna deux pintes d’ale, excité par ce petit goût de vacherie musquée que dégage cette fine et pâle bière.
      He ate roast beef with apples and put away two pints of ale, excited by the little taste of musky trickery given off by this fine, pale beer.

Further readingEdit


FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin āla.

NounEdit

ale f (plural alis)

  1. wing

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French aller (go).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ale

  1. go

SynonymsEdit


ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.le/
  • Hyphenation: à‧le

NounEdit

ale f

  1. (poetic) plural of ala; wings.

See alsoEdit


LatinEdit

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

ale

  1. but

Lule SamiEdit

Mauritian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French aller.

VerbEdit

ale (medial form al)

  1. To go

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

from Old Dutch *alo, from Proto-Germanic *alu, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂elut-.

NounEdit

āle n

  1. ale

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • ale”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English ealu, from Proto-Germanic *alu, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂elut-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ale (plural ales)

  1. ale (beverage)

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit


Northern SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈale/

VerbEdit

ale

  1. second-person singular imperative of ii

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *alje, from Proto-Indo-European *ályos.

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

ale

  1. but
    Grałem dobrze, ale przegrałem.
    I played well, but I lost.

ParticleEdit

ale

  1. (colloquial) used at the beginning of sentence for emphasis
    Ale masz piękną sukienkę!
    You have such a beautiful dress!
    Ale ta zupa jest dobra!
    This soup is so good!
  2. used at the beginning of sentence similar to English "hey, not so fast", especially when used multiple times
    Ale, ale! Jeszcze z tobą nie skończyłem!
    Hey, not so fast! I'm not quite done with you yet!

Further readingEdit

  • ale in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • ale in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

ale

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of alar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of alar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of alar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of alar

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

ale

  1. of (feminine/neuter plural possessive article)
    sunt ale mele aici?are mine here?

See alsoEdit

  • al (masculine/neuter singular)
  • a (feminine singular)
  • ai (masculine plural)

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *ali, *ale.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /âle/
  • Hyphenation: a‧le

ConjunctionEdit

ȁle (Cyrillic spelling а̏ле)

  1. (Kajkavian) but
  2. (Kajkavian) however

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ale f (plural ales)

  1. ale (intoxicating liquor)

TagalogEdit

TarantinoEdit

NounEdit

ale

  1. wing (of a bird etc)

Upper SorbianEdit

ConjunctionEdit

ale

  1. but