Dell Definition

dĕl
noun
A small, secluded valley or glen, usually a wooded one.
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Other Word Forms of Dell

Noun

Singular:
dell
Plural:
dells

Origin of Dell

  • 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 dialectal Telle (“a hollow”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English del from Old English dell

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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