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queal

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Etymology 1Edit

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

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