See also: Kegel

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

After Arnold Kegel.

NounEdit

kegel (plural kegels)

  1. The pubococcygeal muscles.
    • 1999 July 19, Hendrik Hertzberg, “The Parent Trap”, in The New Yorker:
      The parenting magazines are on a higher moral plane than the how-to-get-a-guy magazines, just as a man going home to his wife and children (or a woman breast-feeding a baby) is on a higher moral plane than a man out trolling for nookie (or a woman flexing her Kegels in preparation for a date).
  2. A contraction of the pubococcygeal muscles, performed for the purpose of strengthening them.

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VerbEdit

kegel (third-person singular simple present kegels, present participle kegeling, simple past and past participle kegeled)

  1. To clench one's perineum and pelvic muscles.

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DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch kēgel, from Old Dutch *kegil, from Proto-Germanic *kagilaz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkeː.ɣəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ke‧gel
  • Rhymes: -eːɣəl

NounEdit

kegel m (plural kegels, diminutive kegeltje n)

  1. cone
  2. bowling pin
  3. (usually in the diminutive) cone cell (in the retina)

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *kegil, from Proto-Germanic *kagilaz.

NounEdit

kēgel or kêgel? m

  1. cone, wedge
  2. bowling pin

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: kegel
  • Limburgish: kieëgel (suggests a form with ê)

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