Last modified on 31 May 2014, at 01:48

elsen

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English aslen, elsen (an awl or some other pointed instrument or tool), either from Middle Dutch elsene, alsene, from Old High German alansa, from Proto-Germanic *alisn, Proto-Germanic *alasn, or from an unrecorded Old English form.

NounEdit

elsen (plural elsens)

  1. An awl, a pointed tool.
    Piercing with an elsen.

ReferencesEdit

  • Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, elsen.
  • Middle English Dictionary