From Middle English kile, kyle, kylle, from Old Norse kýli (“boil”), from Proto-Germanic *kūlǭ, *kūlijǭ (“boil”), from Proto-Indo-European *gewl- (“vessel, bowl, ball”), from Proto-Indo-European *gew-, *gū- (“to bend, curve, vault”). Cognate with Icelandic kýli (“wen, boil”), Swedish kula (“boil, bulge; pit”), Danish kule (“boil, bump; pit”), German Keule (“club”), German Kuhle (“hollow”), Dutch kuil (“pit, hole”).
kile (plural kiles)
- locative singular of
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