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a pint of ale (1)
See also Ale, and alè

English

Etymology

Old English ealu, cognate with Old Norse, Icelandic and Swedish öl, Danish, Faroese and Norwegian øl, Lithuanian alus a kind of beer, Finnish olut, Old Church Slavonic олъ (olŭ) ("beer"). Compare Irish ól, drink, drinking.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
ale

Plural
s

ale (s)
  1. An intoxicating liquor made from an infusion of malt by fermentation and the addition of a bitter, usually hops.
    Note: The word ale, in England and the United States, usually designates a heavier kind of fermented liquor, and the word beer a lighter kind. The word beer is also in common use as the generic name for all non-distilled malt liquors.
  2. A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk.

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Basque

Noun

ale

  1. grain

Czech

Pronunciation

Conjunction

ale

  1. but

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈɑle/

Etymology

Shortened from alennusmyynti, "selling of goods at bargain prices".

Noun

ale

  1. (colloquial) sale

Italian

Noun

plural of ala f. (poetic) ale

  1. wings

Polish

Pronunciation

Conjunction

ale

  1. but

Interjection

ale

  1. expressing wonder

Noun

ale n. (no plural)

  1. ale (beer)

Romanian

Article

ale (feminine/neuter plural possessive article)

  1. of
    sunt lucririle ale mele aici? - are my things here?

See also

  • al (masculine/neuter singular)
  • a (feminine singular)
  • ai (masculine plural)

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