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.
    • 1813, Walter Scott, Rokeby:
      On knoll or hillock rears his crest, / Lonely and huge, the giant oak.
    • 2008 January–February, Matt Bean, “Your cultural calendar: 7 things to look forward to this year”, in Men's Health, volume 23, number 1, ISSN 1054-4836, page 135:
      In the northern hemisphere, June 21 has the most daylight hours. Pack a picnic—a chilled bottle of Sancerre, cheese, olives, and a nice baguette—and hit the grassy knoll.
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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. (transitive, intransitive) To sound (something) like a bell; to knell.

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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