del

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See also: Del, Del., -del, dél, dėl, and dēļ

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From delta, the symbol being an inverted delta

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

del ‎(plural dels)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

See deal

Noun[edit]

del ‎(plural dels)

  1. (obsolete) a part, portion

Etymology 3[edit]

Shortening

Abbreviation[edit]

del

  1. delegate
  2. delegation
  3. delete
  4. delineavit

Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

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]

Contraction[edit]

del

  1. (contraction of the preposition de and the article el) of the

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish del, contraction of ‘de el.’

Contraction[edit]

  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]

  • IPA(key): /deːl/, [d̥eːˀl]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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 dele ‎(to divide, share, split).

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). Related to dal ‎(dale, valley) and doel ‎(target, goal). Cognate with English dell.

Noun[edit]

del n ‎(plural dellen, diminutive delletje n)

  1. dune valley
  2. dell, small depression in a landscape

Etymology 2[edit]

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]

  • prep di + article il

Contraction[edit]

del

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

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

del

  1. rafsi of delno.

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

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

Derived terms[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, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰail-. Cognate with Old Frisian dēl, Old English dǣl, Dutch deel, Old High German teil (German Teil), Old Norse deild (Danish and Old Norse del, Danish spelling before the writing reform of 1948: Deel), Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌹𐌻𐍃 ‎(dails). The Indo-European root is also the source of Proto-Baltic *daili- (Lithuanian dailiti ‎(divide), Albanian ndaj ‎(divide, distribute), thelë ‎(piece, portion, chunk), Proto-Slavic *delъ (Old Church Slavonic дѣлити ‎(děliti), Russian делить ‎(delitʹ)).

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]

Noun[edit]

dél m inan ‎(genitive déla, nominative plural déli)

  1. part

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • prep de + article el

Contraction[edit]

del

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

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]

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

See also[edit]


Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

del ‎(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