Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-West Germanic *uʀgōllju (pride, arrogance).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

orgol f[1]

  1. pride
    • Wulfst. 148, 32.
      1. Hwǽr is heora prass and orgol búton on moldan beþeaht and on wítum gecyrred?(please add an English translation of this quote)
    • O. E. Homl. ii. 43, 17.
      1. Woreldes richeise wecheð orgel on mannes heorte.World's riches raise pride in man's heart.
    • Angl. xi. 98, 28.
      1. Ic ondette . . . unnyttes gylpes bígong, and ídle glengas, uncyste and ídelre oferhygde orgello,(please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. arrogance

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: orgel, orgul

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898), “orgel”, in An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.