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Yes. The word ale is a Scrabble US word. The word ale is worth 3 points in Scrabble:

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3 letters words from 'ale'

ALE 3LEA 3

2 letters words from 'ale'

AE 2AL 2
EA 2EL 2
LA 2 

All 3 letters words made out of ale

ale lae ael eal lea ela

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word ale. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in ale.

Definitions and meaning of ale

ale

Etymology

From Middle English, from Old English ealu, ealo, from Proto-Germanic *alu (compare Dutch aal, Swedish öl), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂elut- (beer), or *h₂elu- (bitter). Compare Russian ол (ol), Lithuanian alùs, Armenian օղի (ōłi); compare also Latin alum (comfrey), alūta (tawed leather), Ancient Greek ἀλύδοιμος (alúdoimos, bitter).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /eɪl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪl

Noun

ale (countable and uncountable, plural ales)

  1. (dated) A beer made without hops.
  2. A beer produced by so-called warm fermentation and not pressurized.
  3. A festival in English country places, so called from the liquor drunk.

Synonyms

  • (liquor): beer (loosely), yill

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • E-la, ELA, Ela, LAE, LEA, Lea, ael, lea

Afar

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʌˈle/

Interjection

alé

  1. signifies surprise; wow!

References

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis).

Bambara

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [àle]

Pronoun

ale

  1. him

Basque

Noun

ale

  1. grain

Declension


Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /alɛ/
  • Rhymes: -alɛ

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *a le, from Proto-Indo-European *ályos.

Conjunction

ale

  1. but

Synonyms

  • avšak

See also

  • jenže

Further reading

  • ale in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • ale in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English ale.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /eːl/
  • Hyphenation: ale
  • Rhymes: -eːl

Noun

ale m or n (uncountable)

  1. ale

Estonian

Etymology

Cognate to Finnish halme and Livvi halmeh. From either Proto-Germanic *halmaz or a Baltic language, compare Lithuanian salms and Latvian želmuo.

Noun

ale (genitive ale, partitive alet)

  1. slash-and-burn (the technique)
  2. the forest cut down to create new land in slash-and-burn
  3. the land created through slash-and-burn

Declension


Finnish

Etymology 1

< alennusmyynti (sale)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑle/, [ˈɑle̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑle
  • Syllabification: a‧le

Noun

ale

  1. (colloquial) sale (selling of goods at bargain prices)
Declension
Compounds
  • alehalli
  • alehinta

Etymology 2

From English ale.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈei̯l/, [ˈe̞i̯l]
  • Syllabification: ale

Noun

ale

  1. ale (type of beer)
Declension

In speech, type 5 (risti) is normally used, giving for instance nominative singular eil, genitive eilin, partitive eiliä, nominative plural eilit and genitive plural eilien.

Anagrams

  • Lea

French

Etymology

From English ale.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛl/

Noun

ale f (plural ales)

  1. ale
    • 1884, Joris-Karl Huysmans, À rebours, XI:
      il mangea un rosbif aux pommes et s'enfourna deux pintes d’ale, excité par ce petit goût de vacherie musquée que dégage cette fine et pâle bière.
      He ate roast beef with apples and put away two pints of ale, excited by the little taste of musky trickery given off by this fine, pale beer.

Further reading

  • “ale” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin āla.

Noun

ale f (plural alis)

  1. wing

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French aller (go).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /a.le/

Verb

ale

  1. go

Synonyms

  • al

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.le/
  • Hyphenation: à‧le

Noun

ale f

  1. (poetic) plural of ala; wings.

See also

  • ali

Latin

Verb

ale

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of alō

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈalɛ/, [ˈalə]

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *a le, from Proto-Indo-European *ályos.

Conjunction

ale

  1. but

Further reading

  • ale in Ernst Muka/Mucke (St. Petersburg and Prague 1911–28): Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow / Wörterbuch der nieder-wendischen Sprache und ihrer Dialekte. Reprinted 2008, Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.
  • ale in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.

Lule Sami

Verb

ale

  1. second-person singular imperative of ij

Mauritian Creole

Etymology

From French aller.

Verb

ale (medial form al)

  1. To go

Middle Dutch

Etymology

from Old Dutch *alo, from Proto-Germanic *alu, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂elut-.

Noun

āle n

  1. ale

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Dutch: aal
  • Limburgish: aal

Further reading

  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “ale”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN

Middle English

Etymology

From Old English ealu, from Proto-Germanic *alu, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂elut-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈaːl(ə)/

Noun

ale (plural ales)

  1. ale (beverage)

Related terms

  • bridale

Descendants

  • English: ale
  • Scots: yill

Northern Sami

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈale/

Verb

ale

  1. second-person singular imperative of ii

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

ale (present tense el or aler, past tense ol or alte, supine ale or alt, past participle alen or alt, present participle alande, imperative al)

  1. Alternative form of ala

Anagrams

  • ela, lea

Novial

Noun

ale c (plural ales)

  1. wing

References

  • Otto Jespersen, Novial Lexike (1930)

Polish

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *a le, from Proto-Indo-European *ályos.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.lɛ/
  • Homophones: Ale, Alę

Conjunction

ale

  1. but

Particle

ale

  1. (colloquial) used at the beginning of sentence for emphasis
  2. used at the beginning of sentence similar to English "hey, not so fast", especially when used multiple times

Further reading

  • ale in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • ale in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Verb

ale

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of alar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of alar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of alar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of alar

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.le/

Article

ale

  1. of (feminine/neuter plural possessive article)

See also

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

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *a li, *a le.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /âle/
  • Hyphenation: a‧le

Conjunction

ȁle (Cyrillic spelling а̏ле)

  1. (Kajkavian) but
  2. (Kajkavian) however

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈeil/, [ˈei̯l]

Noun

ale f (plural ales)

  1. ale (intoxicating liquor)

Tagalog

Noun

ale

  1. stepmother
  2. aunt

References

  • The Tagalog Pinoy Dictionary

Tarantino

Noun

ale

  1. wing (of a bird etc)

Upper Sorbian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *a le, from Proto-Indo-European *ályos.

Conjunction

ale

  1. but

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a kind of beer, made without using hops as a flavouring.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)