from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The letter Œ/œ, or the rune ᛟ.
  • n. A kind of tree, perhaps a tamarisk, found in northern Africa and in Arabia, which has dark, bluish wood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Noble.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Anglo-Saxon times, the domain or allotment of an individual.
  • See athel.


From Middle English ethel, from Old English æþel, ēþel. (Wiktionary)



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