tungol

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English tungol see below

Noun[edit]

tungol (plural tunglen)

  1. a planet, a heavenly body such as a star
    On þine deaðe ealle tunglen & gesceafte wurðen gestyrede. — The Gospel of Nicodemus, c1150

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  • Middle English Dictionary, tungol

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *tunglą (heavenly body, star, orb), from Proto-Indo-European *denǵʰ- (to shine). Cognate with Old High German zungal, Old Saxon tungal, Old Norse tungl (Swedish tungel (moon)).

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Noun[edit]

tungol n

  1. celestial body, heavenly body; planet
    Sē mōna is ealra tungla nyþemest. The moon is the closest of all heavenly bodies.
  2. star
  3. constellation
    Under ðām circule yrnð sēo sunne and sē mōna and ðā twelf tunglena tācna. Around the circle (of the zodiac) run the sun, the moon, and the twelve constellation signs.

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