del

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See also: Del, dél, dėl, -del, de l', Del., dēļ, děl, and

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From delta, the symbol being an inverted delta

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɛl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛl
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

del (plural dels)

  1. (mathematical analysis) The symbol ∇ used to denote the gradient operator.
  2. (mathematics) the symbol , in the context of a partial differential
Synonyms[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

See deal

Noun[edit]

del (plural dels)

Ledebouria ovatifolia as illustrated in "The Flowering Plants of South Africa". Note the signature of M.E. Connell in the bottom left corner. The "del." after her name is short for delineavit, meaning that she was the one who drew the original illustration.
  1. (obsolete) a part, portion

Etymology 3[edit]

Shortening

Noun[edit]

del

  1. Abbreviation of delegate.
  2. Abbreviation of delegation.

Verb[edit]

del

  1. Abbreviation of delete.

Etymology 4[edit]

Abbreviation of Latin delineavit

Verb[edit]

del

  1. abbreviation of delineavit as seen on published artwork, identifying the original artist. Commonly seen in books and articles on topics in natural history

Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of standard dal.

Verb[edit]

del

  1. to exit
  2. to go out

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a contraction of the preposition de (of, from) + masculine singular article el (the).

Contraction[edit]

del m

  1. of the, from the

Breton[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

del f (singulative delienn)

  1. foliage, leaves

Burarra[edit]

Noun[edit]

del

  1. spotted harrier, swamp harrier
  2. peregrine falcon, brown falcon
  3. Australian kestrel

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

del

  1. Contraction of the preposition de and the article el. of the

Further reading[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish del, contraction of ‘de el.’

Contraction[edit]

del

  1. (obsolete) of the, from the (only in names with Spanish origins or in phrases with Spanish construct)

Related terms[edit]


Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German dēl, deil, from Proto-Germanic *dailą, *dailiz (part, portion, deal). The word has replaced the native noun Old Danish deld, Old Norse deild, from Proto-Germanic *dailiþō.

Noun[edit]

del c (singular definite delen, plural indefinite dele)

  1. part, portion
  2. proportion
  3. share, portion
  4. section
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

del

  1. imperative of dele

Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch delle (valley; dune valley), from Old Dutch della (valley; (geography) depression; dune valley), from Proto-Germanic *daljō. Cognate with English dell.

Noun[edit]

del n (plural dellen, diminutive delletje n)

  1. dune valley
  2. dell, small depression in a landscape
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch dille. Further origin uncertain; perhaps related to the verb dillen (to chatter). Compare English dell.

Noun[edit]

del f (plural dellen, diminutive delletje n)

  1. trollop, floozie

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From contraction of preposition de (of, from) + third-person masculine singular pronoun el (he, him, it)

Contraction[edit]

del m (feminine dela, masculine plural deles, feminine plural delas)

  1. of him, of it, from him, from it

Ido[edit]

Preposition[edit]

del

  1. Contraction of de la (from the).

Usage notes[edit]

This is optional, you can also use de l'...


Interlingua[edit]

Preposition[edit]

del

  1. Contraction of de le (of the).

Istriot[edit]

Contraction[edit]

del

  1. Contraction of de (of) + el (the)
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 29:
      Ti son la manduleîna del mio core;
      You are the almond of my heart;

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

di (preposition) +‎ il (article)

Contraction[edit]

del

  1. Contraction of di il; of the, from the (+ a masculine noun in singular).

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English dǣl, from Proto-Germanic *dailiz.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

del (plural deles)

  1. A part, proportion or section of something.
  2. The part or proportion that one is assigned or entitled to.
  3. One's fate, inevitability or luck; what is ordained to occur.
  4. A quantity or number of something; a deal or lot.
  5. Intensity, severity, degree.
  6. (often used in negations) A thing; a small amount.
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: deal
  • Scots: dele
References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English dell.

Noun[edit]

del

  1. Alternative form of delle (dell)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German dēl, deil, from Old Saxon dēl, from Proto-Germanic *dailą, *dailiz (part, portion, deal).

Noun[edit]

del m (definite singular delen, indefinite plural deler, definite plural delene)

  1. part, portion, share
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

del

  1. imperative of dele

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German dēl, deil, from Old Saxon dēl, from Proto-Germanic *dailą, *dailiz (part, portion, deal).

Noun[edit]

del m (definite singular delen, indefinite plural delar, definite plural delane)

  1. part, portion, share
    Synonym: lut

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Novial[edit]

Contraction[edit]

del

  1. of the; contraction of de + li

Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Contraction[edit]

del

  1. Contraction of de lo.

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Contraction[edit]

del

  1. contraction of de + le (of the)

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *dailiz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dēl m

  1. part, share, portion
  2. unit, word

Declension[edit]



Romani[edit]

Verb[edit]

del

  1. to give

Derived terms[edit]


Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *dělъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dèːl/, /déːl/, /dèːʋ/, /déːʋ/

Noun[edit]

dẹ̄l or dẹ̄ł m inan

  1. part

Inflection[edit]

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. dél
gen. sing. déla
singular dual plural
nominative dél déla déli
accusative dél déla déle
genitive déla délov délov
dative délu déloma délom
locative délu délih délih
instrumental délom déloma déli

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

del

  1. of the, from the (+ a masculine noun in singular).

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Further reading[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish del, from Middle Low German dēl, deil, from Old Saxon dēl, from Proto-Germanic *dailiz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰail-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

del c

  1. part (of a whole); share

Declension[edit]

Declension of del 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative del delen delar delarna
Genitive dels delens delars delarnas

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Anagrams[edit]


Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

del (nominative plural dels)

  1. day

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Adjective[edit]

del

  1. pretty

West Frisian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

del

  1. down

Further reading[edit]

  • del”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011