Wal

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See also: wal, WAL, wäl, wał, wal•, and wal-

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German wal, from Proto-Germanic *hwalaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kʷálos ‎(sheatfish). Compare Low German Waal, English whale, Danish hval, Swedish val; compare also Dutch walvis, German Low German Waalfisch.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Wal m ‎(genitive Wals or Wales, plural Wale)

  1. whale

Declension[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Wal in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From German Wal, from Old High German wal, from Proto-Germanic *hwalaz. Compare Dutch walvis, English whale, Danish hval, Icelandic hvalur.

Noun[edit]

Wal m ‎(plural Walen)

  1. whale

Etymology 2[edit]

From German Wahl, Old High German wala, from Proto-Germanic *walō. The related terms below are inherited.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Wahl (nonstandard, but not rare, to distinguish from etymology 1)

Noun[edit]

Wal f ‎(plural Walen)

  1. (politics) election
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old High German wald, from Proto-Germanic *walþuz. Cognate with German Wald, Dutch woud, English wold

Noun[edit]

Wal m ‎(uncountable)

  1. (in field names, otherwise widely archaic) forest
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