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  • (Hellendoorn) First attested as merler around 1390. Compound of an unclear first element and laar (intensively cultivated forest). Compare Marl.
  • (Olst-Wijhe) First attested as mernhem around 1390. Etymology uncertain. The oldest attestation seems to suggest a derivation from a compound of Middle Dutch merne (elevated land next to a watercourse) and heem (home settlement); however a development from this form into Marle is highly unlikely.



Proper noun


Marle n

  1. A hamlet in Hellendoorn, Overijssel, Netherlands.
  2. A hamlet in Olst-Wijhe, Overijssel, Netherlands.


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