What Does Dale Mean?


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Dale in terms of geography literally means open valley. This name is very common in the Lowlands of Scotland and in the North of England. The word is also derived from the Old English word dael, and is also closely associated with Old Norse dalr. It very corresponding to the word valley, and made its way into the English dictionary after the Norman Conquest. It is also semantic equivalent to German Tal, Dutch dal, Norwegian (na) dal and Polish (na) dole put forward widespread Indo-European resemblance.

It is also the name of various places such as Airedale (England), Clydesdale (Scotland), Dale (USA), Dale (Pennsylvania), Dale (Wisconsin, USA), Dale (Wyoming, USA),
Dale City (Virginia, USA), Dale (Pembrokeshire, Wales), Darley Dale (England), to name a few.

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