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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Compare caul.

NounEdit

kell (plural kells)

  1. (obsolete) The caul.
  2. (obsolete, figuratively) That which covers or envelops, like a caul; a net; a fold; a film.
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      I'll have him cut to the kell.
  3. (obsolete) The cocoon or chrysalis of an insect.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

kell (plural kells)

  1. A kiln.

Etymology 3Edit

A modification of kale.

NounEdit

kell (uncountable)

  1. A sort of pottage; kale.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ainsworth to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for kell in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


BretonEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin cōleus (testicle) (compare Cornish kell, Welsh caill).

NounEdit

kell f (plural kelloù, dual divgell)

  1. testicle

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin cella (compare Old Irish cell).

NounEdit

kell f (plural kelloù or killi)

  1. cell (of prisoner, monk):

MutationEdit


CornishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [kɛlː]
  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): [kɛlʰ]

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin cōleus (testicle) (compare Breton kell, Welsh caill).

NounEdit

kell f (dual diwgell, plural kellow or kellyow)

  1. testicle

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin cella (compare Old Irish cell).

NounEdit

kell f (plural kellow or kellyow)

  1. cell

MutationEdit


EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Swedish skälla.

NounEdit

kell (genitive kella, partitive kella)

  1. clock
  2. bell

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *kelke- (to be necessary, need to, must, be obligatory). [1][2]

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kell

  1. must, need to, have to (used to express need or having to do something)
    Ezt látnod kell.You have to / need to / must see it.
  2. to be needed
    Kell nekem az a ház.I need that house.

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Entry #281 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  2. ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From kien (he was) + l- (to)

VerbEdit

kellu (imperfect ikoll)

  1. he had (possession; functional past of għand)
  2. he had to (obligation (with following verb))

Usage notesEdit

  • The inflection of this verbal form is akin to a defective verb (in the third person singular) followed by object pronoun affixes.
When referring to possession, the inflected form is followed by a noun:
Kelli ktieb -- I had a book
When meaning "had to", each inflected form is followed by a corresponding conjugated form of the sense verb in the imperfective:
Kellna niġu -- We had to go

InflectionEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit