cealf

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kalbaz. Cognate with Old Frisian *kalf, Old Saxon kalf, Old Dutch kalf, Old High German kalb. Also Old Norse kalfr, which was a masculine a-stem, and Gothic 𐌺𐌰𐌻𐌱𐍉 (kalbō), which was a feminine ōn-stem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃæɑ̯lf/, [t͡ʃæɑ̯ɫf]

Noun[edit]

ċealf n

  1. (West Saxon) calf (young bovine)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: calf, chalve, chelve, chalf, kelf