bæl

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See also: bael, ball, bel, bal, Ball, Bel, Bal, BAL, bél, bál, bèl, băl, bål, bel-, and

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bēlą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel-. Cognate with the Old Norse bál (whence the Icelandic bál ‎(a fire; a conflagration), Danish bål ‎(fire, bonfire, pyre), Norwegian bål and Swedish bål ‎(pyre, bonfire)). Proto-Indo-European cognates include Sanskrit भाल ‎(bhāla, splendour), Ancient Greek φαλός ‎(phalós, white) and Old Armenian բալ ‎(bal, fog).

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Noun[edit]

bǣl n ‎(nominative plural bǣl)

  1. funeral pyre, bonfire
  2. fire, flame, blaze

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