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

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -ɑl
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin vallum (wall), from vallus (stake, palisade, point). Cognate with English wall.

NounEdit

wal m (plural wallen, diminutive walletje n)

  1. coast, shore (side of land near to the water)
  2. earthen levee as protection against flooding
  3. wall around city as military defense
  4. periorbital dark circle
  5. eye circle; bags
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch wal (whale), from Old Dutch *wal, from Proto-Germanic *hwalaz (whale). Cognate with English whale. Possibly to avoid confusion with wal (wall; shore), the derived compound word walvis (whale; lit. whale-fish) gained currency over wal (whale). Similar clarifying compounds can be found elsewhere in Dutch: kraanvogel (crane; lit. crane-bird), muildier (mule; lit. mule-animal), oeros (auroch; auroch-ox), rendier (rein; lit. rein-animal), tortelduif (turtle (bird); lit. turtle dove) and windhond (greyhound; lit. wind-dog).

NounEdit

wal m (plural wallen, diminutive walletje n)

  1. (archaic) whale
SynonymsEdit
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GamilaraayEdit

 
wal

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wal

  1. container
  2. rubbish bin

ReferencesEdit

  • (2017) Giacon J Gamilaraay-Yuwaalaraay Dictionary Supplement

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English wæl.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

wal (plural wals)

  1. death, slaughter.

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse val.

NounEdit

wal

  1. Alternative form of wale (selection, preference)

AdjectiveEdit

wal

  1. Alternative form of wale (great)

Etymology 3Edit

From Old English wel.

AdverbEdit

wal

  1. (rare) Alternative form of wel

PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

wal m anim

  1. whale (certain species)
DeclensionEdit
HypernymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

wal

  1. second-person singular imperative of walić

Further readingEdit

  • wal in Polish dictionaries at PWN

WelshEdit

NounEdit

wal

  1. Soft mutation of gwal.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gwal wal ngwal unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.