vale

[ veyl ]
/ veɪl /

noun

a valley.
the world, or mortal or earthly life: this vale of tears.

Origin of vale

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French val < Latin vallem, accusative of vallis, vallēs valley

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH vale

vale veil

Definition for vale (2 of 2)

ave atque vale
[ ah-we aht-kwe wah-le; English ey-vee at-kwee vey-lee, ah-vey aht-kwey vah-ley ]
/ ˈɑ wɛ ˈɑt kwɛ ˈwɑ lɛ; English ˈeɪ vi ˈæt kwi ˈveɪ li, ˈɑ veɪ ˈɑt kweɪ ˈvɑ leɪ /

interjection Latin.

hail and farewell.
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British Dictionary definitions for vale (1 of 2)

vale1
/ (veɪl) /

noun

a literary word for valley

Word Origin for vale

C13: from Old French val, from Latin vallis valley

British Dictionary definitions for vale (2 of 2)

vale2
/ Latin (ˈvɑːleɪ) /

sentence substitute

farewell; goodbye
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