kvell

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish קװעלן (kveln), from an old Germanic word akin to German quellen, "well up".

VerbEdit

kvell (third-person singular simple present kvells, present participle kvelling, simple past and past participle kvelled)

  1. (intransitive) To feel delighted and proud to the point of tears.
Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 16:20