twistle

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EtymologyEdit

Alteration of twissel(literally double, forked), from Middle English twisel, twisil, from Old English twisla(confluence, junction, fork of a river or road), from Proto-Germanic *twisilą(fork, bifurcation), from Proto-Indo-European *dwis-(twice, in two). Cognate with German Zwiesel(fork). Compare also Icelandic kvísl(branch, a fork; fork of a river).

NounEdit

twistle ‎(plural twistles)

  1. (obsolete) A boundary stream.

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