adle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English adle, from Old English ādl (disease, infirmity, sickness, pain, languishing sickness, consumption), from Proto-Germanic *aidlō, *aidlaz (burning, fever, disease), from Proto-Indo-European *aidh- (to burn, shine). Cognate with Middle Low German ādel (ulcer, wound, sore).

Noun[edit]

adle (plural adles)

  1. (obsolete) Sickness; disease.