Rijsel

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ijssel (small island, islet), calque of Old French l'Isle (the Island), itself from Latin Īnsula, from īnsula (island). The word has undergone resegmentation, like its French counterpart: ter ijsel (at the islet) was resegmented into te Rijsel.

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Rijsel n

  1. (chiefly Belgium) Lille (a city in France)
    Synonym: Lille