queal

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PIE root
*gʷelH-

From Middle English quelen, from Old English cwelan ‎(to die), from Proto-Germanic *kwelaną ‎(to suffer), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷelH- ‎(to sting, pierce). More at quail.

VerbEdit

queal ‎(third-person singular simple present queals, present participle quealing, simple past and past participle quealed)

  1. (intransitive, Britain dialectal) To faint away.

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

queal ‎(third-person singular simple present queals, present participle quealing, simple past and past participle quealed)

  1. Alternative form of quail