dell

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See also: Dell, Dëll, and dell'

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English delle, from Old English *dell ‎(small dale), from Proto-Germanic *daljō ‎(a hollow, abyss), diminutive of Proto-Germanic *dalą ‎(valley, dale), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰol-, *dʰel- ‎(an arch, vaulting, curve, curvature, cavity). Cognate with Dutch del ‎(a dell), German Delle ‎(a hollow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dell ‎(plural dells)

  1. valley, especially in the form of a natural hollow, small and deep.[1]
  2. (obsolete) A young woman; a wench.
    • Ben Jonson
      Sweet doxies and dells.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Lesley (1993) The New shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical principles, Oxford [Eng.]: Clarendon, ISBN 0-19-861271-0

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *daislā, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰiH-slo (compare Latin fīlum, Lithuanian gýsla, Serbo-Croatian žȉla).

Noun[edit]

dell m (indefinite plural dej)

  1. (anatomy) tendon
  2. sinew

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic ظِلّ ‎(ẓill).

Noun[edit]

dell m

  1. shade

Manx[edit]

Verb[edit]

dell ‎(verbal noun dellal)

  1. to negotiate, deal, trade, traffic

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dell ghell nell
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.