From Middle High German halle, from Old High German halla, from Proto-Germanic *hallō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (“to hide, cover, conceal”). Compare Low German Hall, Dutch hal, English hall, Danish hall, Swedish hall.
Halle f (genitive Halle, plural Hallen)
Attested in early manuscripts as Halla.
Halle n (genitive Halles)
- Halle, Halle (Salle), Halle an der Saale (a city in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
- A town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
- A village in the County of Bentheim district, Lower Saxony, Germany
- A municipality of the district of Holzminden, Lower Saxony, Germany
- A small river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
- A city and municipality of the district of Halle-Vilvoorde, province of Flemish Brabant, Belgium
- “Halle” in Duden online