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byspel

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English biġspel, bīspel (example, pattern, proverb), from bī- (by) + spel (tale, story), compare Old High German bīspel (German Beispiel)

NounEdit

byspel (plural byspels)

  1. a rarety, someone or something of rare, unique, or exceptional qualities (often used ironically)
    She's just a byspale.
    • a 1811, reported in Jameson.
      He's nae byspel mair than me.
      He's no better than me.

AdverbEdit

byspel

  1. very, extraordinarily, exceedingly, exceptionally
    byspel weel ("very well")