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From Hebrew בֵּית אֵל (beth el, literally house of God).


Proper noun[edit]


  1. An ancient town in Palestine, generally identified with modern Beitin in the West Bank; the site of Abraham's first altar.
  2. Any of several places in the United States:
    1. The largest city in western Alaska.
    2. A census area in Alaska, which includes the city,
    3. A ghost town in Madera County, California.
    4. A town in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
    5. A town in Sussex County, Delaware.
    6. An unincorporated community in Wakulla County, Florida.
    7. An unincorporated community in Delaware County, Indiana.
    8. An unincorporated community in Wayne County, Indiana.
    9. A town in Oxford County, Maine.
    10. A tiny city in Anoka County, Minnesota.
    11. A village in Shelby County, Missouri.
    12. A town in Sullivan County, New York.
    13. A hamlet in Dutchess County, New York.
    14. A town in Pitt County, North Carolina.
    15. A village in Clermont County, Ohio.
    16. An unincorporated community in Comanche County, Oklahoma.
    17. A rural unincorporated community in McCurtain County, Oklahoma.
    18. A neighborhood of Eugene, Oregon.
    19. An unincorporated community in Polk County, Oregon.
    20. An unincorporated community in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
    21. An unincorporated community in Wayne County, Pennsylvania.
    22. A ghost town in York County, South Carolina.
    23. An unincorporated community in Anderson County, Texas.
    24. An unincorporated community in Henderson County, Texas.
    25. A town in Windsor County, Vermont.
    26. An unincorporated community in Clarke County, Virginia.
    27. A census-designated place in Kitsap County, Washington.
    28. An unincorporated community in Wood County, Wisconsin.
    29. A number of townships in the United States, listed under Bethel Township.
  3. A small village in Bodorgan community, Anglesey, Wales (OS grid ref SH3970).

Derived terms[edit]

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


Borrowed from Latin Bethel.

Proper noun[edit]

Bethel f (genitive Beithile or Bethil)

  1. (biblical) Bethlehem (a city in the West Bank, Palestine)


A feminine ā-stem declension is extensively attested in the poems of Blathmac. It is also evidenced by its Middle Irish and modern Irish descendants. However, the Félire Óengusso has a lone attestation of an o-stem genitive singular Bethil.

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative BethelL
Vocative BethelL
Accusative BeithilN
Genitive BeithileH
Dative BeithilL
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization


  • Middle Irish: Bethel


Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
Bethel Bethel
pronounced with /β(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.