dales

dale

[deyl]

Origin:
before 900; Middle English dal, Old English dæl; cognate with German Tal, Old Norse dalr, Gothic dals

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Dale

[deyl]
noun
1.
Sir Henry Hallett [hal-it] , 1875–1968, English physiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1936.
2.
Sir Thomas, died 1619, British colonial administrator in America: governor of Virginia 1614–16.
3.
a male or female given name.

daleth

[dah-luhd, -luhth, -luht; Sephardic Hebrew dah-let]
noun
1.
the fourth letter of the hebrew alphabet.
2.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Also, dalet, dales [Ashkenazic Hebrew dah-luhs] .


Origin:
< Hebrew dāleth, akin to dālāh door

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dale (deɪl)
 
n
an open valley, usually in an area of low hills
 
[Old English dæl; related to Old Frisian del, Old Norse dalr, Old High German tal valley]

Dale (deɪl)
 
n
Sir Henry Hallet. 1875--1968, English physiologist: shared a Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1936 with Otto Loewi for their work on the chemical transmission of nerve impulses

Dales1 (deɪlz)
 
pl n
(sometimes not capital) the Dales short for the Yorkshire Dales

Dales2 (deɪlz)
 
n
a strong working breed of pony, originating from Yorkshire and Durham

daleth or daled (ˈdɑːlɪd, Hebrew ˈdalɛt, ˈdɑːlɪd, Hebrew ˈdalɛt)
 
n
the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ד), transliterated as d or, when final, dh
 
[Hebrew]
 
daled or daled
 
n
 
[Hebrew]

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dale
O.E. dæl, from P.Gmc. *dalan "valley," preserved from extinction in north of England by Norse infl. Akin to words for "bow" (v.), probably through the notion of a bend in the ground.
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Dale (dāl), Sir Henry Hallett. 1875-1968.

British physiologist. He shared a 1936 Nobel Prize for work on the chemical transmission of nerve impulses, particularly for the isolation and study of acetylcholine (1914).

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Dale   (dāl)  Pronunciation Key 
British physiologist who discovered acetylcholine and, with Otto Loewi, investigated the chemical transmission of nerve impulses. For this work they shared the 1936 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine.
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