cle

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See also: clé and CLE

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English clēa, from Proto-Germanic *klawō. Doublet of clawe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cle (plural clees or cleen)

  1. A claw; a horny nail on the feet of certain animals.
  2. A hoof; a horny toe on the feet of equids.
  3. (rare) A claw-shaped implement or point.
  4. (rare) Possession; control; clutches.

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: cley (dialectal)

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