forcel

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a conflation of Proto-Germanic *furklaz (small fork), from Latin furcula (small fork) and Proto-Germanic *ferkalaz, *furkaz (stake, stick, pole), from Proto-Indo-European *perg- (board, beam, trunk), related to Old Saxon fercal, ferkal (bolt, bar, lock), Old Norse forkr (iron-clad pole used for propelling a boat), Lithuanian pérgas (dugout).

Noun[edit]

forcel m

  1. a pitchfork
  2. (only in the plural) bars, bolts, locks

Declension[edit]