forcel

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably a conflation of Proto-Germanic *furklaz ‎(small fork), from Latin furcula ‎(small fork) and Proto-Germanic *ferkalaz, *furkaz ‎(stake, stick, pole), from Proto-Indo-European *perg- ‎(board, beam, trunk), related to Old Saxon fercal, ferkal ‎(bolt, bar, lock), Old Norse forkr ‎(iron-clad pole used for propelling a boat), Lithuanian pérgas ‎(dugout).

Noun[edit]

forcel m

  1. a pitchfork
  2. (only in the plural) bars, bolts, locks

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