icicle

EnglishEdit

Icicles descending from a tree branch. (Click to enlarge.)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English isykle, isikel, equivalent to ice +‎ ickle. Cognate with Low German Isjäkel, Ishekel (icicle), Dutch ijskegel (icicle), Danish dialectal jisegel (icicle), Norwegian isjukel (icicle). More at ice, ickle.

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NounEdit

icicle (plural icicles)

  1. A spear-shape of ice.

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Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 15:51