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ceorl

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *karlaz, from *karilaz, akin to Old Frisian tzerl, tzirl (West Frisian tsjirl), Old Norse karl (Danish/Norwegian/Swedish/Icelandic karl), Old High German karal, Middle Low German kerl (German Kerl).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ċeorl m

  1. a churl, a freedman ranked below a þegn but above a thrall ([1] [2] [3])
  2. man
  3. peasant

DescendantsEdit