Last modified on 21 May 2014, at 13:31

ickle

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English ikil, ykle, from Old English ġiċel (icicle, ice), from Proto-Germanic *jikilaz, *jekulaz (piece of ice), diminutive of Proto-Germanic *jekô (lump of ice), from Proto-Indo-European *eiǵ- (icefloe, icicle). Cognate with Low German Jäkel (icicle), Danish egel (icicle), Norwegian jøkel (glacier, icesheet), Icelandic jökull (glacier) and probably Albanian akull (ice) (Gheg okull).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

ickle (plural ickles)

  1. (dialectal) An icicle.

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

ickle (comparative ickler, superlative icklest)

  1. (childish) little