Wal

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See also: wal, wał, and wäl

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 Old High German wal, from Proto-Germanic *hwalaz. Cognate with German Wal, English whale, Danish hval, Icelandic hvalur.

Noun[edit]

Wal m (plural Walen)

  1. whale

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old High German wala, from Proto-Germanic *walō. Cognate with German Wahl.

Noun[edit]

Wal f (plural Walen)

  1. election
  2. choosing, selection
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