hwæl

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hwalaz (compare Old Saxon hwal, Old High German wal, Old Norse hvalr), probably from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kʷálos (sheatfish). Another theory suggests it is perhaps akin to Finnish kala, from Proto-Uralic *kala.

Noun[edit]

hwæl m

  1. a whale

Descendants[edit]