ickle

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English ikil, ykle, from Old English ġiċel ‎(icicle, ice), from Proto-Germanic *jikilaz, *jekulaz ‎(piece of ice), diminutive of Proto-Germanic *jekô ‎(lump of ice), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eyH- ‎(icefloe, icicle). Cognate with Low German Jäkel ‎(icicle), Danish egel ‎(icicle), Norwegian jøkel ‎(glacier, icesheet), Icelandic jökull ‎(glacier), , Swedish jökel ‎(glacier) and probably Albanian akull ‎(ice) (Gheg okull).

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NounEdit

ickle ‎(plural ickles)

  1. (dialectal) An icicle.

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

ickle ‎(comparative ickler, superlative icklest)

  1. (childish) little
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