follow Dictionary.com

Is Tuesday named for a one-handed god?

glen

[glen] /glɛn/
noun
1.
a small, narrow, secluded valley.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; < Irish, Scots Gaelic gleann; cognate with Welsh glynn
Related forms
glenlike, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for glenlike

glen

/ɡlɛn/
noun
1.
a narrow and deep mountain valley, esp in Scotland or Ireland
Derived Forms
glenlike, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Scottish Gaelic gleann, from Old Irish glend
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for glenlike

glen

n.

"narrow valley," late 15c., from Scottish, from Gaelic gleann "mountain valley" (cf. Old Irish glenn, Welsh glyn). Common in place names; cf. Glenlivet (1822), a kind of whiskey, named for the place it was first made (literally "the glen of the Livet," a tributary of the Avon); and Glengarry (1841) a kind of men's cap, of Highland origin, named for a valley in Inverness-shire.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for glen

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for glenlike

13
17
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for glenlike