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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Old English ċeorl. Doublet of churl.

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Noun

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ceorl (plural ceorls)

  1. (historical) An Anglo-Saxon churl.

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Old English

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Etymology

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From Proto-West Germanic *karil, *karul, from Proto-Germanic *karilaz, *karulaz (man), akin to Old Frisian tzerl, tzirl (West Frisian tsjirl), Old Norse karl (Danish/Norwegian/Swedish/Danish karl), Old High German karal, Middle Low German kerl (German Kerl).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃe͜orl/, [t͡ʃe͜orˠl]

Noun

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ċeorl m

  1. (historical) a churl, a freeman ranked below a þegn but above a thrall
  2. man
  3. peasant

Declension

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Middle English: cherl, cheorl, churl
    • English: churl
    • Scots: churl
    • Yola: chourle

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