wal

wal

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑl

Etymology 1

From Latin vallum (wall), from vallus (stake, palisade, point). Cognate with English wall.

Noun

wal m (plural wallen, diminutive walletje n)

  1. coast, shore (side of land near to the water)
  2. earthen levee as protection against flooding
  3. wall around city as military defense
  4. periorbital dark circle
  5. eye circle; bags
Synonyms
  • (levee): dijk
  • (defensive wall): omwalling, stadsmuur
  • (eye bags): oogwal
Derived terms
  • bewallen, walling, stadswal

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch wal (whale), from Old Dutch *wal, from Proto-Germanic *hwalaz (whale). Cognate with English whale. Possibly to avoid confusion with wal (wall; shore), the derived compound word walvis (whale; lit. whale-fish) gained currency over wal (whale). Similar clarifying compounds can be found elsewhere in Dutch: kraanvogel (crane; lit. crane-bird), muildier (mule; lit. mule-animal), oeros (auroch; auroch-ox), rendier (rein; lit. rein-animal), tortelduif (turtle (bird); lit. turtle dove) and windhond (greyhound; lit. wind-dog).

Noun

wal m (plural wallen, diminutive walletje n)

  1. (archaic) whale
Synonyms
  • (whale): walvis, waldier
Derived terms
  • grindewal
  • waldier
  • walrus
  • walschot
  • walvis

Gamilaraay

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /val/

Noun

wal

  1. container
  2. rubbish bin

References

  • (2017) Giacon J Gamilaraay-Yuwaalaraay Dictionary Supplement

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English wæl.

Alternative forms

  • wæl, wæle, wale, wel

Noun

wal (plural wals)

  1. death, slaughter.

Etymology 2

From Old Norse val.

Noun

wal

  1. Alternative form of wale (selection, preference)

Adjective

wal

  1. Alternative form of wale (great)

Etymology 3

From Old English wel.

Adverb

wal

  1. (rare) Alternative form of wel

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /val/

Etymology 1

Noun

wal m anim

  1. whale (certain species)
Declension
Hypernyms
  • wieloryb, waleń

Etymology 2

Verb

wal

  1. second-person singular imperative of walić

Further reading

  • wal in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Welsh

Noun

wal

  1. Soft mutation of gwal.

Mutation

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