erle

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Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

12th century; from *es-le ‘wax/honey-maker’, compound of *es- (compare ezti ‘honey’, ezko ‘wax’) and agentive suffix -le.

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Noun[edit]

erle (combining form erla-)

  1. bee
    Erleek ezti egiten dute.Bees make honey.
    Erleek polena loreetatik biltzen dute.Bees collect pollen from flowers.
    Erle batek ziztatu zuen.A bee stung him.

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Some compounds are formed with the combining form erla-, others with the base form erle.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English eorl, from Proto-Germanic *erlaz. Cognate to Old Swedish iærl, Old Danish ierl.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛrl/, /ˈɛːrl/, /ˈjɛrl/, /ˈɛrəl/

Noun[edit]

erle (plural erles)

  1. A great noble subordinate to a king or duke; a count or earl:
    1. An early medieval Anglo-Saxon or Anglo-Norse noble magnate (subordinate to the king).
    2. An earl; the English equivalent to a count under the king or (later) a duke.
  2. (rare) A partner; one who accompanies another person.

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