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vale

[veyl] /veɪl/
noun
1.
a valley.
2.
the world, or mortal or earthly life:
this vale of tears.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Old French val < Latin vallem, accusative of vallis, vallēs valley
Can be confused
vale, vail.
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  • No mind ran so freely, so widely or so freshly over the hills and vales of existence.
British Dictionary definitions for vales

vale1

/veɪl/
noun
1.
a literary word for valley
Word Origin
C13: from Old French val, from Latin vallis valley

vale2

/ˈvɑːleɪ/
sentence substitute
1.
farewell; goodbye
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Word Origin and History for vales

vale

n.

river-land between two ranges of hills, c.1300, from Old French val "valley," from Latin vallem (nominative vallis, valles) "valley." Vale of years "old age" is from "Othello." Vale of tears "this world as a place of trouble" is attested from 1550s.

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