kegel

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See also: Kegel

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After Arnold Kegel.

Noun[edit]

kegel (plural kegels)

  1. A contraction of the pubococcygeal muscles, performed for the purpose of strengthening them.

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Verb[edit]

kegel (third-person singular simple present kegels, present participle kegeling, simple past and past participle kegeled)

  1. To clench one's perineum and pelvic muscles.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch kēgel, from Old Dutch *kegil, from Proto-Germanic *kagilaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkeː.ɣəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ke‧gel
  • Rhymes: -eːɣəl

Noun[edit]

kegel m (plural kegels, diminutive kegeltje n)

  1. cone
  2. bowling pin
  3. (usually in the diminutive) cone cell (in the retina)

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *kegil, from Proto-Germanic *kagilaz.

Noun[edit]

kēgel or kêgel? m

  1. cone, wedge
  2. bowling pin

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: kegel
  • Limburgish: kieëgel (suggests a form with ê)

Further reading[edit]

  • kegel”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929