beul

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Noun[edit]

beul m ‎(plural beulen, diminutive beultje n)

  1. An executioner, torturer, one who carries out executions and other judicial corporal punishments
  2. (figuratively) A cruel person, in act or sadistic streak
    De directeur is een echte beul, die nooit minder dan een dozijn zweepslagen oplegt
    The warden is a sadist who never imposes less then a dozen lashes

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bél (compare Irish béal, Manx beeal), from Proto-Celtic *wewlos (compare Welsh gwefl ‎(animal lip), Cornish gwevel).[1]

Noun[edit]

beul m ‎(genitive singular beòil, plural beòil)

  1. (anatomy, etc.) mouth; orifice
  2. opening, entrance

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranko Matasović, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, Leiden: Brill, 2009, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 419