/ (ˈnæblə) /

  1. maths another name for del

Origin of nabla

C19: from Greek nabla stringed instrument, because it is shaped like a harp

Words Nearby nabla

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How to use nabla in a sentence

  • nabla told her, and the woman said, "I'll spin the silk for you if you ask me to the wedding."

    The Fairy Ring | Various
  • He heard the mother beating and scolding, and nabla crying and pleading within.

    The Fairy Ring | Various
  • When the Prince heard this he believed that she was one of nabla's poor friends.

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  • Poor nabla, in amazement, sat looking at the big heap of silk and the golden wheel.

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  • The King's son helped nabla to a seat behind him on the horse's back and bidding adieu to the widow, rode off.

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