kvell

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish קװעלן (kveln), from an old Germanic word akin to German quellen, "well up".

Verb[edit]

kvell (third-person singular simple present kvells, present participle kvelling, simple past and past participle kvelled)

  1. (intransitive) To feel delighted and proud to the point of tears.