dhāl

[ thahl ]
/ ðɑl /

noun

the ninth letter of the Arabic alphabet.

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Origin of dhāl

From Arabic

Words nearby dhāl

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Example sentences from the Web for dhāl

  • The Dhal is confused in pronunciation with the Zain, with which it has a common origin in Hebrew.

    Tent Work in Palestine|Claude Reignier Conder
  • The firm to which Haralal belonged began to buy up large quantities of rice and dhal from the country districts.

    Stories from Tagore|Rabindranath Tagore
  • A fire was kindled under a clay oven on the patio; rice and dhal were quickly served on large banana leaves.

    Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda

British Dictionary definitions for dhāl

dhal

dal or dholl

/ (dɑːl) /

noun

a tropical African and Asian leguminous shrub, Cajanus cajan, cultivated in tropical regions for its nutritious pealike seeds
Former name: pigeon pea the seed of this shrub
a curry made from lentils or other pulses

Word Origin for dhal

C17: from Hindi dāl split pulse, from Sanskrit dal to split
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