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EtymologyEdit

 
Raven’s Craig Glen in Dalry, North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

Borrowing from Irish gleann and Scottish Gaelic gleann, glenn (mountain valley), from Proto-Celtic *glendos (valley), hypothetically from Proto-Indo-European *glend- (shore) but the word may have been borrowed from a non-Indo-European substrate language. Compare Manx glion, Welsh glyn.

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NounEdit

glen (plural glens)

  1. A secluded and narrow valley, especially one with a river running through it; a dale; a depression between hills.

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish glan, from Proto-Celtic *glanos (clean, clear).

AdjectiveEdit

glen (plural glenney, comparative glenney)

  1. clean, hygienic
  2. clear
  3. pure
  4. downright, unqualified, emphatic

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish glanaid (cleanses, purifies, purges), from the adjective.

VerbEdit

glen (verbal noun glenney, past participle glennit or glent)

  1. clean
  2. clear
  3. wipe
  4. purify, cleanse