cornel

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English

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Etymology

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From Middle English corneille, borrowed from Middle French corneille, from Vulgar Latin *cornicula, from Latin cornus (the European cornel).

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  • Hyphenation: cor‧nel

Noun

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cornel (plural cornels)

European cornel fruits
  1. Any tree or shrub of the dogwood subgenera, Cornus subg. Arctocrania (syn. Cornus subg. Chamaepericlymenum) or Cornus subg. Cornus, especially Cornus mas, the European cornel.
  2. The cherry-like fruit of such plants, certain of which are edible.
    • 1697, Virgil, “The Third Book of the Æneis”, in John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. [], London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], →OCLC, page 292, lines 855–856:
      Cornels, and ſalvage Berries of the Wood, / And Roots and Herbs have been my meagre Food.

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Middle English

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Etymology 1

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Noun

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cornel

  1. Alternative form of corner

Etymology 2

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Noun

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cornel

  1. Alternative form of kernel

Welsh

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Middle English cornel, from Anglo-Norman cornal, a dissimilated variant of cornere. Alteratively, the dissimilation occured in Welsh as a version of English corner.[1] Similar dissimilation occurs in dresel (dresser), rasel (razor) and fesul (by) (from mesur (measure)).

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Noun

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cornel m or f (plural corneli)

  1. corner
    Synonym: congl

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This noun is usually feminine but can be masculine in South Wales.

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Mutation

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cornel gornel nghornel chornel
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

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  1. ^ R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “cornel”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies