See also: Knoll

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English cnoll (summit), from Proto-Germanic *knudan-, *knudla-, *knulla- (lump), possibly related to cnotta.

Related to Old Norse knollr (found only in names of places), Dutch knol (tuber), Swedish knöl (tuber), Danish knold (hillock, clod, tuber) and German Knolle (bulb).

NounEdit

knoll (plural knolls)

  1. A small mound or rounded hill.
    • (Can we date this quote by Sir Walter Scott and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      On knoll or hillock rears his crest, / Lonely and huge, the giant oak.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Imitative, or variant of knell.

NounEdit

knoll (plural knolls)

  1. A knell.

VerbEdit

knoll (third-person singular simple present knolls, present participle knolling, simple past and past participle knolled)

  1. (transitive) To ring (a bell) mournfully; to knell.
  2. (intransitive, transitive) To sound, like a bell; to knell.
    • c. 1599, William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act II, scene VII, 114
      If ever been where bells have knoll´d to church.
    • (Can we date this quote by Byron and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      For a departed being's soul / The death hymn peals, and the hollow bells knoll.
    • (Can we date this quote by Tennyson and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Heavy clocks knolling the drowsy hours.

Etymology 3Edit

Named after Knoll, a furniture fabrication shop, famous for its angular range of designer furniture.

VerbEdit

knoll (third-person singular simple present knolls, present participle knolling, simple past and past participle knolled)

  1. To arrange related objects in parallel or at 90 degree angles.

ReferencesEdit

  • Guus Kroonen, Reflections on the o/zero-Ablaut in the Germanic Iterative Verbs, in The Indo-European Verb: Proceedings of the Conference of the Society for Indo-European Studies, Los Angeles, 13-15 September 2010, Wiesbaden, Reichert Verlag, 2012

WestrobothnianEdit

VerbEdit

knoll (preterite knollä)

  1. (transitive) roll together: make curly

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