þræl

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse þræll (Danish træl, Swedish träl), perhaps from Proto-Norse *þrāhilaʀ, from Proto-Germanic *þragilaz, *þrahilaz, *þrēhilaz, from *þreh-, *þreg-, *þrag- (to run), from Proto-Indo-European *trāgʰ- (pull, drag, race, run).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

þrǣl m

  1. a slave, someone beholden to a lord or master

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: thral, thralle, threl, threlle