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  • Oh, you! Not entirely — Probably < early Scandinavian (cf. Icelandic nirfill miser (17th c.), Norwegian regional nørle small conceited person, nurvil small thick-set person, Swedish regional nyrvil naughty boy, changeling), app. < the Scandinavian base of Norwegian regional nurv small thick-set person (of uncertain origin) + the Scandinavian base of Norwegian regional -le suffix.

    August 3, 2008

  • i.e. a dwarf

    August 3, 2008

  • A dwarfish person.

    August 3, 2008