queal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English quelen, from Old English cwelan (to die), from Proto-Germanic *kwelaną (to suffer), from Proto-Indo-European *gwel- (to sting, pierce). More at quail.

VerbEdit

queal (third-person singular simple present queals, present participle quealing, simple past and past participle quealed)

  1. Alternative form of quail.
  2. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To faint away.
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