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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

hwæl

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of whale

Old EnglishEdit

 
A scale model of a blue whale.

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hwalaz (compare Old Saxon hwal, Old High German wal, Old Norse hvalr), probably from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kʷálos (sheatfish). Another theory suggests it is perhaps akin to Finnish kala, from Proto-Uralic *kala.

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hwæl m

  1. a whale

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