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See also: bethel



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

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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 USA:
    1. The largest city in western Alaska, United States.
    2. A ghost town in Madera County, California, United States.
    3. A town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.
    4. A town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States.
    5. An unincorporated community in Wakulla County, Florida, United States.
    6. An unincorporated community in Delaware County, Indiana, United States.
    7. An unincorporated community in Wayne County, Indiana, United States.
    8. A town in Oxford County, Maine, United States.
    9. A tiny city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States.
    10. A village in Shelby County, Missouri, United States.
    11. A town in Sullivan County, New York, United States.
    12. A hamlet in Dutchess County, New York, United States.
    13. A town in Pitt County, North Carolina, United States.
    14. A village in Clermont County, Ohio, United States.
    15. An unincorporated community in Comanche County, Oklahoma, United States.
    16. A rural unincorporated community in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, United States.
    17. A neighborhood of Eugene, Oregon, United States.
    18. An unincorporated community in Polk County, Oregon, United States.
    19. An unincorporated community in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States.
    20. An unincorporated community in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States.
    21. A ghost town in York County, South Carolina, United States.
    22. An unincorporated community in Anderson County, Texas, United States.
    23. An unincorporated community in Henderson County, Texas, United States.
    24. A town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States.
    25. An unincorporated community in Clarke County, Virginia, United States.
    26. A census-designated place in Kitsap County, Washington, United States.
    27. An unincorporated community in Wood County, Wisconsin, United States.

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 /v(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.