glen

glen

[glen]

Origin:
1480–90; < Irish, Scots Gaelic gleann; cognate with Welsh glynn

glenlike, adjective
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Glen

[glen]
noun
a male or female given name.
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glen (ɡlɛn)
 
n
a narrow and deep mountain valley, esp in Scotland or Ireland
 
[C15: from Scottish Gaelic gleann, from Old Irish glend]
 
'glenlike
 
adj

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glen
"narrow valley," 1489, from Scottish, from Gaelic gleann "mountain valley" (cf. Welsh glyn). Common in place names, cf. Glenlivet (1822), a kind of whiskey, named for the place it was first made (lit. "the glen of the Livet," a tributary of the Avon); and Glengarry (1841) a kind of man's cap, of Highland
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