ickle

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ikil, ykle, from Old English ġiċel (icicle, ice), from Proto-Germanic *jikilaz, *jekulaz (piece of ice), diminutive of Proto-Germanic *jekô (lump of ice), from Proto-Indo-European *eiǵ- (icefloe, icicle). Cognate with Low German Jäkel (icicle), Danish egel (icicle), Norwegian jøkel (glacier, icesheet), Icelandic jökull (glacier) and probably Albanian akull (ice) (Gheg okull).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ickle (plural ickles)

  1. (dialectal) An icicle.

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ickle (comparative ickler, superlative icklest)

  1. (childish) little