Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Noble.

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

Etymologies

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From Middle English ethel, from Old English æþel, ēþel.

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  • The Old English letter œðel: the ligature œ.

    November 3, 2007