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dāl

[dahl] /dɑl/
noun
1.
the eighth letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin of dāl
From Arabic
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British Dictionary definitions for dāl

dal1

/dɑːl/
noun
1.
split grain, a common foodstuff in India; pulse
2.
a variant spelling of dhal

dal2

symbol
1.
decalitre(s)
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Word Origin and History for dāl

dal

n.

1690s, from Hindi dal "split pulse," from Sanskrit dala, from dal "to split."

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