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  1. a god of the ancient Celts, a personification of the sun.
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Examples from the Web for beal

Historical Examples

  • Le bel appears not only as Bell but also, through Picard, as Beal.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley

  • Why did Mr. Beal, the lawyer, not appear at the consultation?

    The Hoosier School-boy

    Edward Eggleston

  • THE narrative of travel and history was continued by Mr. Beal.

  • This is supposed to be a Barghast from its peculiar wawl or beal.

    The Vale of Lyvennet

    John Salkeld Bland

  • She was on the same street she had found upon her arrival in the city—Beal street.

    The Forged Note

    Oscar Micheaux

Word Origin and History for beal


"mouth of a river or valley," 1818 (in Scott), from Gaelic beul "mouth."

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