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
Last modified on 17 September 2013, at 00:18