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arval

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English arvell, from Old Norse erfiöl (a funeral feast)[1], from arfr (inheritance) + öl (ale). Cognate with Danish arveøl (a wake, funeral feast). More at erf, ale.

NounEdit

arval (plural arvals)

  1. (UK dialectal) A funeral feast or wake, as was traditional in Scotland and the North of England.

Usage notesEdit

AdjectiveEdit

arval (comparative more arval, superlative most arval)

  1. Connected with or relating to funeral celebrations.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ arveøl” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog: "eng. dial. (laant fra nord.) arvall, arvel", English dial. (borrowed from Old Norse) arvall, arvel

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