æþel

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a suffixed form of Proto-Germanic *ōþ-. Cognate with Old Saxon oðil, Old Frisian ethel, Old High German uodil, Old Norse óðal.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈæː.θel/, [ˈæː.ðel]

Noun[edit]

ǣþel m

  1. homeland, ancestral territory
  2. noble, a person of the ruling class (a personified extension of the first definition)

Declension[edit]