nihtegale

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *nahtigalǭ, *nahtagalǭ, equivalent to niht +‎ gale. Compare Old Saxon nahtigala, nahtagala.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnihteˌɡɑle/, [ˈniçteˌɡɑle]

Noun[edit]

nihtegale f (nominative plural nihtegalan)

  1. nightingale
    Iċ hlyste þǣre nihtegalan sanges.
    I listened to the nightingale's song.

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