neveling

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English neweling, neuelinge, niuelinge (flat down, adv), equivalent to nuel +‎ -ling. More at nuel.

Adverb[edit]

neveling (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) On one's face; face-down.

Etymology 2[edit]

From nevel (to deliver a blow with the hand or fist, pummel), equivalent to nevel +‎ -ing.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

neveling (plural nevelings)

  1. A beating with the fists.

Verb[edit]

neveling

  1. Present participle of nevel.