ickle

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ikil, ykle, from Old English ġiċel (icicle, ice), from Proto-Germanic *jikilaz, *jekulaz (piece of ice), diminutive of *jekô (lump of ice), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁yeg-. Cognate with Low German Jäkel (icicle), Danish egel (icicle), Norwegian jøkel (glacier, icesheet), Icelandic jökull (glacier), Swedish jökel (glacier) and probably Albanian akull (ice) (Gheg okull).

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Noun[edit]

ickle (plural ickles)

  1. (dialectal) An icicle.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Childish pronunciation of little.

Adjective[edit]

ickle (comparative ickler, superlative icklest)

  1. (childish) Little. [from mid-19th C.]

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