eall

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See also: eall-

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *all, from Proto-Germanic *allaz. Cognate with Old Frisian al, Old Saxon all, Old Dutch al, Old High German al, Old Norse allr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /æ͜ɑll/, [æ͜ɑɫ]

Adjective[edit]

eall

  1. all
    Ealle menn sind ġelīċe.
    All people are equal.
  2. whole, entire
    Iċ lufiġe ealne mīnne hīred.
    I love my whole family.
    • late 9th century, Old English Martyrology
      Sume ġēare him bærst miċel wund on ōðrum þēo, and hē stōd þurh eall þæt ġēar on ānum fēt.
      One year a large wound burst open on one of his thighs, and he stood on one leg for the whole year.

Declension[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

eall

  1. everything
  2. (in the plural) everyone

Adverb[edit]

eall

  1. completely
    Mid wundrunge hē ġeseah þæt sē cniht wæs eall fæġer.
    With astonishment, he noticed that the boy was completely beautiful.
  2. altogether, in all

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: all, al
    • English: all
      • Northumbrian: aal
    • Scots: a', aw
    • Yola: aul