Borrowed from Russian ау́л (aúl), from West (Kypchak) Turkic awul, awïl; compare Karachay-Balkar ауул (awul), Bashkir ауыл (awıl), Kazakh ауыл (auyl) and Turkish ağıl.
aul (plural auls)
- A village encampment in the Caucasus, Central Asia or the Southern Urals.
- 1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow, New York, N.Y.: Viking Press, →ISBN:
- His sorrel face, his long narrow eyes and dusty boots, where he goes on his travels and what really transpires inside the lonely hide tents Out There, among the auls, out in that wind, these are mysteries they don’t care to enter or touch.
- 1993, Eduard M[artynovich] Dune; Diane P. Koenker and S[tephen] A[nthony] Smith, translators and editors, Notes of a Red Guard, Urbana; Chicago, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, →ISBN, page 221:
- Bitter fighting took place for Gimry, the home both of Khadzhi-Murat and Shamil. A highway ran along here, which permitted us to bring up artillery and to subject the aul to preliminary bombardment. We did not fire at any specific target, but if even half of our thirteen hundred shells had landed there, there would have been only a heap of ruins in place of the aul.
- 2011, Michael Khodarkovsky, “Journey through the Northeast Caucasus”, in Bitter Choices: Loyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest of the North Caucasus, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, →ISBN, page 55:
- Crossing the large plateau, they passed the auls of Megeb and Chokh before reaching Gunib, a significant Avar settlement. […] The Avar auls were surrounded by a virtually uninterrupted circle of mountain ranges and occupied most of the plateaus between the tributaries of the Sulak River: Andi Koysu, Avar Koysu and Kara Koysu.
aul (plural auls)
- Obsolete spelling of awl.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Exodus 21:6:
- […] and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul […]
From Middle High German iu(we)le, from Old High German ūwila, from Proto-Germanic *uwwalǭ (“owl”). Cognate with German Eule, Dutch uil, English owl, Icelandic ugla.
- (Sette Comuni) tawny owl
- Dar aul khimmet ausar padarnacht.
- The owl comes out at night.
- “aul” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo
aul ? (genitive elo)
The noun is probably masculine, but there is no evidence of its gender.
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possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “aul”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
aul n (plural aule)
From Middle English all, from Old English eall (“all, every, entire, whole, universal”), from Proto-West Germanic *all, from Proto-Germanic *allaz (“all, whole, every”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂el- (“all”).
- Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 23