glen

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English[edit]

Raven’s Craig Glen in Dalry, North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Irish gleann and Scottish Gaelic gleann, glenn (mountain valley), from Proto-Celtic *glendos (valley), hypothetically from Proto-Indo-European *glend- (shore) but the word may have been borrowed from a non-Indo-European substrate language. Compare Manx glion, Welsh glyn.

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glen (plural glens)

  1. A secluded and narrow valley, especially one with a river running through it; a dale; a depression between hills.

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