See also: Dell, Dëll, and dell'

English

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Etymology 1

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From Middle English delle, del, from Old English dell (small dale), from Proto-West Germanic *dalljā, from Proto-Germanic *daljō (a hollow), related to *dalą (valley, dale).

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dell (plural dells)

  1. A valley, especially in the form of a natural hollow, small and deep.[1]
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Etymology 2

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Origin obscure. Originally thieves' cant. Compare Dutch del (trollop, floozie). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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dell (plural dells)

  1. (obsolete) A young woman; a wench.
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References

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  1. ^ Brown, Lesley (1993) The New shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical principles, Oxford [Eng.]: Clarendon, →ISBN

Albanian

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Etymology

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From Proto-Albanian *daislā, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰiH-slo (compare Latin fīlum, Lithuanian gýsla, Serbo-Croatian žȉla).[1]

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dell m (plural dej, definite delli, definite plural dejtë)

  1. (anatomy) tendon
  2. sinew

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References

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  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (2000) A concise historical grammar of the Albanian language: reconstruction of Proto-Albanian[1], Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 87

Maltese

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Root
d-l-l
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From Arabic ظِلّ (ẓill).

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dell m (plural dellijiet or dliel)

  1. shade, shadow

Manx

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Verb

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dell (verbal noun dellal)

  1. to negotiate, deal, trade, traffic

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Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dell ghell nell
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Middle English

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Noun

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dell

  1. Alternative form of delle

Vietnamese

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Etymology

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From the company name Dell, which has the similar pronunciation.

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Adverb

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dell

  1. (Internet slang) Alternative form of đéo

Yola

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Preposition

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dell

  1. Alternative form of del

References

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  • Jacob Poole (d. 1827) (before 1828) William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, published 1867, page 17