njóli

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From Old Norse jóll, jóli, whence also Faroese jólur, Norwegian jôl, from Proto-Germanic *eulaz. The initial n seems to be derived from the compound hvannjóli, from hvǫnn (angelica) + jóli, which is attested in Fóstbrœðra saga. Related to auli, Norwegian aul, aule (hollow plant stem); also to Ancient Greek αὐλός (aulós), Lithuanian aũlas.

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njóli m (genitive singular njóla, nominative plural njólar)

  1. northern dock, dooryard dock (Rumex longifolius)

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