From Middle English glen, borrowed from Irish gleann and Scottish Gaelic gleann, Old and Middle Irish glend, 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. Doublet of glyn.
- (Received Pronunciation, General American) enPR: glĕn, IPA(key): /ɡlɛn/
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- Rhymes: -ɛn
glen (plural glens)
- A secluded and narrow valley, especially one with a river running through it; a dale; a depression between hills.
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- “glen”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran