yle

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Medieval Latin hyle, a transliteration of Aristotle's concept of matter, in Ancient Greek ὕλη (húlē, wood(s), material(s), matter, subject).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

yle (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) matter; ylem

References[edit]

  • OED: The Oxford English Dictionary, second edition, Oxford University Press, 1989
  • Strattman, Bradley, A Middle-English Dictionary [12th-15th century], Oxford University Press, 1891 (1967)

Etymology 2[edit]

Old French isle, from Latin insula.

Noun[edit]

yle (plural yles)

  1. isle; island
    The bareyne ile stondynge in the see.