Daal

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German Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German dāl, from Old Saxon dal, from Proto-Germanic *dala-.

Noun[edit]

Daal n (plural Dalen)

  1. valley

Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German tal, from Old High German tal, from Proto-Germanic *dalą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Daal n (plural Deeler)

  1. valley
    Das Haus waar im Daal gebaud.
    The house was built in the valley.

Further reading[edit]


Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Tal, Dutch dal, English dale.

Noun[edit]

Daal n (plural Daale or Daaler or Deeler or Daeler)

  1. valley

Usage notes[edit]

Daale and Daaler are more common in the western dialect area in Pennsylvania. Daeler is more common in the eastern dialect area in Pennsylvania.