RFV-failed Old English section
- The Old English word 'fel' (ancestor of 'fell#Etymology_4') failed RFV because it is attested only as 'felo, felu, fæle' and in compounds such as 'ealfelo, ealfelu, ælfæle, wælfel'. It derives from Proto-Germanic *faliz (“wicked, cruel”) and is akin to Old Frisian fal, Old Dutch fel "cruel, wrathful, bad, base", Danish fæl "hideous, disgusting, ghastly, grim".
- On its own, it would have meant 'cruel, wicked; fierce, savage'.
- See also: ealfelo, ealfelu, ælfæle, wælfel
- This information was moved here by : - -sche (discuss) 03:33, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
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Old English, the entry itself and fell#Etymology 4 claim this is unattested. I suppose we'd better check, I did consider speedy deleting the entry, per itself. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:02, 31 December 2011 (UTC)