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BasqueEdit

EtymologyEdit

12th century; from *es-le ‘wax/honey-maker’, compound of *es- (compare ezti ‘honey’, ezko ‘wax’) and agentive suffix -le.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

erle (combining form erla-)

  1. bee
    Erleek ezti egiten dute.Bees make honey.
    Erleek polena loreetatik biltzen dute.Bees collect pollen from flowers.
    Erle batek ziztatu zuen.A bee stung him.

Usage notesEdit

Some compounds are formed with the combining form erla-, others with the base form erle.

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English eorl, from Proto-Germanic *erlaz. Cognate to Old Swedish iærl, Old Danish ierl.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛrl/, /ˈɛːrl/, /ˈjɛrl/, /ˈɛrəl/

NounEdit

erle (plural erles)

  1. A great noble subordinate to a king or duke; a count or earl:
    1. An early medieval Anglo-Saxon or Anglo-Norse noble magnate (subordinate to the king).
    2. An earl; the English equivalent to a count under the king or (later) a duke.
  2. (rare) A partner; one who accompanies another person.

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