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glen XV. In early use Sc. glen; taken up by Spenser in the forms glenne, glinne; in gen. Eng. use the form glen dates from mid-XVIII. — Gael., Ir. gleann, earlier glenn = W. glyn.

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glen / glen/ • n. a narrow valley.

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