ceorl

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old English ċeorl. Doublet of churl.

Noun[edit]

ceorl (plural ceorls)

  1. (historical) An Anglo-Saxon churl.

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kirlaz, *kerlaz, *kirilaz, later variants of Proto-Germanic *karilaz, akin to Old Frisian tzerl, tzirl (West Frisian tsjirl), Old Norse karl (Danish/Norwegian/Swedish/Danish karl), Old High German karal, Middle Low German kerl (German Kerl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃe͜orl/, [t͡ʃe͜orˠl]

Noun[edit]

ċeorl m

  1. a churl, a freedman ranked below a þegn but above a thrall
  2. man
  3. peasant

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: cherl, cheorl, churl

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