bæl

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See also: bál, bål, baḻ, băl, ball, and Ball

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Germanic *bālo, 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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