ickle

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ikil, ykle, from Old English ġiċel ‎(icicle, ice), from Proto-Germanic *jikilaz, *jekulaz ‎(piece of ice), diminutive of Proto-Germanic *jekô ‎(lump of ice), from Proto-Indo-European *eiǵ- ‎(icefloe, icicle). 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).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ickle ‎(plural ickles)

  1. (dialectal) An icicle.

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ickle ‎(comparative ickler, superlative icklest)

  1. (childish) little