Saal

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See also: saal, sål, and sáál

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German sal, from Old High German sal, sali, seli, from Proto-West Germanic *sali, from Proto-Germanic *saliz, *salą, from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (“human settlement, village, dwelling”).

Cognate with Dutch zaal, Swedish sal, Old English sele, Russian село́ (seló). Also cognate with French salle. Compare English salon.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zaːl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːl

Noun[edit]

Saal m (genitive Saales or Saals, plural Säle or Sääle)

  1. hall or large room.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural Sääle is proscribed nowadays.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Bulgarian: зала (zala)
  • Estonian: saal
  • Russian: зал (zal)
  • Serbo-Croatian: sala

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Saal in Duden online