dāl

[dahl]

Origin of dāl

From Arabic
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British Dictionary definitions for dāl

dal

1

daal

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

dal

2
symbol for
  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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