dell

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English delle, from Old English *dell (small dale), from Proto-Germanic *daljō (a hollow, abyss), diminutive of Proto-Germanic *dalą (valley, dale), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰol-, *dʰel- (an arch, vaulting, curve, curvature, cavity). Cognate with Dutch del (a dell), German dialectal Telle (a hollow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dell (plural dells)

  1. valley
  2. (obsolete) A young woman; a wench.
    • Ben Jonson
      Sweet doxies and dells.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

dell m (indefinite plural dej)

  1. (anatomy) tendon
  2. sinew

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic ظِلّ (ʐell).

Noun[edit]

dell m

  1. shade

Manx[edit]

Verb[edit]

dell (verbal noun dellal)

  1. to negotiate, deal, trade, traffic

Mutation[edit]

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.