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Texel

  1. An island in the Netherlands, the most westerly of the Frisian Islands.

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Texel (plural Texels)

  1. A domestic sheep of a heavily-muscled breed originally from the island of Texel.

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Etymology edit

First attested as tesla in 772 or 776. Ultimately from Old Dutch Tesla. Likely derived from (a compound of) Proto-Germanic *tehswô (right, southern). A derivation from *þehslô- (adze) (referring here to an adze-shaped elevated area or to the supposed adze-like shape of the island) is less likely. The spelling with x is due to influence of West Frisian Teksel.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛ.səl/
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  • Hyphenation: Texel
  • Rhymes: -ɛsəl

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Texel n

  1. An island and municipality of North Holland, Netherlands.
    Meronyms: Bargen, De Cocksdorp, De Koog, Den Burg, De Nes, Den Hoorn, De Waal, De Westen, Dijkmanshuizen, Driehuizen, Harkebuurt, Het Noorden, Midden-Eierland, Molenbuurt, Nieuweschild, Noorderbuurt, Noord Haffel, Ongeren, Oost, Oosterend, Oudeschild, Spang, Spijkdorp, 't Horntje, Tienhoven, Westergeest, Westermient, Zevenhuizen, Zuid-Eierland, Zuid Haffel
    • (Can we date this quote?), Maarten Koorn, Texel mijn eiland:
      Texel mijn eiland
      Mooi stukje Holland
      Bij jou voel ik mij van mijn zorgen bevrijd
      Texel my island
      Fair piece of Holland
      By you I feel freed from my cares

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  • van Berkel, Gerard, Samplonius, Kees (2018) Nederlandse plaatsnamen verklaard (in Dutch), Mijnbestseller.nl, →ISBN

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