Aalst

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Aalst

  1. A city in East Flanders, Belgium.
  2. Any of a number of towns in Belgium or the Netherlands.

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Noord-Brabant) Aolst (dialect form)

Etymology[edit]

  • (Zaltbommel) First attested as in uilla halosta around 850. Etymology uncertain. A proposed derivation from els (alder, Alnus) with collectivising suffix -t does not match well with old attestations of the toponym. Potentially derived from Proto-Germanic *alhust (dwelling place, shrine). Compare Elst, Maasniel, Nieuwaal, Niel, Niel-bij-As, Nivele and Waldniel.
  • (Noord-Brabant) First attested as alst in 1281. Etymology uncertain. The formerly widespread hypothesis of a derivation from els (alder, Alnus) with collectivising suffix -t is no longer considered plausible. Potentially derived from Proto-Germanic *alhust (dwelling place, shrine). Compare Elst, Maasniel, Nieuwaal, Niel, Niel-bij-As, Nivele and Waldniel.
  • (Buren) First attested as aelst around 1400. Etymology uncertain. A proposed derivation from els (alder, Alnus) with collectivising suffix -t does not match well with old attestations of the toponym. Potentially derived from Proto-Germanic *alhust (dwelling place, shrine). Compare Elst, Maasniel, Nieuwaal, Niel, Niel-bij-As, Nivele and Waldniel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aːlst/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Aalst
  • Rhymes: -aːlst

Proper noun[edit]

Aalst n

  1. A city and municipality of East Flanders, Belgium.
    Meronyms: Baardegem, Erembodgem, Gijzegem, Herdersem, Hofstade, Meldert, Moorsel, Nieuwerkerken
  2. A village and former municipality of Zaltbommel, Gelderland, Netherlands.
  3. A village and former municipality of Waalre, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
    Synonym: Ballegat (Carnival nickname)
  4. A village in Flemish Brabant, Belgium.
  5. A hamlet in Buren, Gelderland, Netherlands.

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