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Compare Welsh costrel, Old French costrel, Latin costrellum, a liquid measure, costrellus a wine cup.


costrel (plural costrels)

  1. (archaic) A bottle of leather, earthenware, or wood, having ears by which it was suspended at the side.
    A youth, that, following with a costrel, bore / The means of goodly welcome, flesh and wine. — Tennyson.

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costrel f (plural costrelau or costreli)

  1. bottle


Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
costrel gostrel nghostrel chostrel
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


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