from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. property, as distinguished from rent or income
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Property; -- often used by Chaucer in contrast with rent, or income.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Middle English form of cattle.
Cattle, the OED says, comes from Middle English catel, which is an adoption into English of the same word in Old Northern French, which in turn comes from the Latin capitale.
I wonder if the technical singular “head” is related to Latin caput, as catel indirectly is, or is that just a weird coincidence?
Meanwhile, the “any wealth or property” meaning was relegated to “chattel”, which also came from Northern French catel.
Trubiggs, Atlantic Avenue, Boston, that Mr. “Ren” was to be “ship 1st poss. catel boat right away and charge my acct. fee paid Baraieff.”
Wrenn regretfully exchanged ten dollars for a card informing Trubiggs, Atlantic Avenue, Boston, that Mr. "Ren" was to be "ship 1st poss. catel boat right away and charge my acct. fee paid Baraieff."
Ahuia cana catella nechyapinauia, _q. n._, catel nechpinauia ca monechuelmati.
T inks 4G deal with A.catel-Lucent, Ericsson minister A. Raja is not in favour of state-run BSNL issuing a fresh tender to buy GSM equipment for expansion.
This increase came at the expense of Nokia Siemens Network, Al¬catel-Lucent, Nortel and Samsung.
_Ysla de mindanao_ La ysla de mindanao es muy grande qe se entiende ques la mas grande qe ay en todo lo qe esta descubierto asta àgora aunqe en ella Ay poca gente de paz porqe no ay sino es alguna poca y esa es en la playa esta descubierto della que los españoles an andado, como çiento y çinquenta leguas, desde el Rio de catel asta el Rio prinçipal que llaman mindanao, desde la çiudad de çubu a la tierra mas çercana qe es dapitan, se corre el sueste y es dapitan puerto y esta enmedic de lo desCubierto de la ysla solia estar poblado àgora tiene poca gente cojese aRoz y oro porqe en toda la ysla ay labaderos y minas Pero es tan poco qe no luçe, desde Alli a la punta de la canela ay mas de treynta Rios poblados
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803 — Volume 05 of 55 1582-1583 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century
July 29, 186 --- it was hot as time today. this afternoon me and Cawcaw Harding went up to the gravil to go in swiming and jest as we was jest ready to dive in a cold mist came up and we nearly froze befoar we cood find our close. i tell you we dresed prety quick and hipered for home. father sed it was a sea tirn and sumtimes horses and catel has been lost and froze to deth by them and i had beter be cairful about going in swiming when it is too hot. i never know when father is goking. one day i asted him what the fellers witch lived in south