See also: čhavêl

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English chavel, from Old English ċeafl(a bill, beak, snout, jaw, jaw-bone, cheek, cheek-bone), from Proto-Germanic *kaflaz, *keflaz, *kefraz(jaw), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵēbh-, *gēbh-(jaw, gills). Cognate with Middle Low German kavel(jaw, gums, palate), Dutch kevels(jawbones, toothless jaws), Middle High German kivel, kivele, kiuwel(jaw). More at jowl.

NounEdit

chavel ‎(plural chavels)

  1. (obsolete) The jaw, especially, the jaw of a beast.

VerbEdit

chavel ‎(third-person singular simple present chavels, present participle chaveling, simple past and past participle chaveled)

  1. (transitive, dialectal) To chew.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin capillus.

NounEdit

chavel m (plural chavels)

  1. (single strand of) hair