eel

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See also: Eel, e’el, eel-, and -eel

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ele, from Old English ǣl (eel), from Proto-Germanic *ēlaz (eel), which is of unknown origin. Cognate with West Frisian iel (eel), Dutch aal (eel), German Low German Aal, Ool (eel), German Aal (eel), Swedish, Danish and Norwegian ål (eel).

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Noun[edit]

eel (plural eels)

  1. Any freshwater or marine fish of the order Anguilliformes, which are elongated and resemble snakes.
  2. The European eel, Anguilla anguilla.

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Verb[edit]

eel (third-person singular simple present eels, present participle eeling, simple past and past participle eeled)

  1. To fish for eels.
  2. To move with a sinuous motion like that of an eel.

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Ingrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Finnish edellä.

Postposition[edit]

eel

  1. before

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

eel

  1. Alternative form of ele

Mopan Maya[edit]

Verb[edit]

eel

  1. to know, to have knowledge of

References[edit]

  • Hofling, Charles Andrew (2011). Mopan Maya–Spanish–English Dictionary, University of Utah Press.

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse elda.

Verb[edit]

eel

  1. To make fire, to keep a fire for warmth.
    hån ele för nåtta
    He made fire for the night.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

eel m pl

  1. nominative & accusative indefinite plural of el