See also: eall-

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *all, from Proto-Germanic *allaz. Cognate with Old Frisian al, Old Saxon all, Old Dutch al, Old High German al, Old Norse allr.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /æ͜ɑll/, [æ͜ɑɫ]

AdjectiveEdit

eall

  1. all
    Ealle menn sind ġelīċe.
    All people are equal.
  2. whole, entire
    Iċ lufiġe ealne mīnne hīred.
    I love my whole family.
    • late 9th century, Old English Martyrology
      Sume ġēare him bærst miċel wund on ōðrum þēo, and hē stōd þurh eall þæt ġēar on ānum fēt.
      One year a large wound burst open on one of his thighs, and he stood on one leg for the whole year.

DeclensionEdit

PronounEdit

eall

  1. everything
  2. (in the plural) everyone

AdverbEdit

eall

  1. completely
    Mid wundrunge hē ġeseah þæt sē cniht wæs eall fæġer.
    With astonishment, he noticed that the boy was completely beautiful.
  2. altogether, in all

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: all, al
    • English: all
      • Northumbrian: aal
    • Scots: a', aw
    • Yola: aul