bedrel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bed +‎ -rel.

Noun[edit]

bedrel (plural bedrels)

  1. (UK dialectal) A bedridden person; a helpless cripple.

Adjective[edit]

bedrel (comparative more bedrel, superlative most bedrel)

  1. (rare, obsolete) Bedridden.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.65:
      there is no man so crazed, bedrell, or decrepit, so long as he remembers Methusalem, but thinkes he may yet live twentie yeares.

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