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  • noun obsolete Sickness; disease.

Etymologies

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From Middle English adle, from Old English ādl ("disease, infirmity, sickness, pain, languishing sickness, consumption"), from Proto-Germanic *aidlō, *aidlaz (“burning, fever, disease”), from Proto-Indo-European *aidh- (“to burn, shine”). Cognate with Middle Low German ādel ("ulcer, wound, sore").

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