ogle

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See also: øgle, öğle, and oglē

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch *ooghelen, oeghelen (to ogle), frequentative form of oogen (to eye); or from Middle Low German ogelen (to look at, ogle), frequentative of ogen, ougen (to eye, see), equivalent to og- +‎ -le. Compare German äugeln (to ogle). More at eye, -le.

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ogle (third-person singular simple present ogles, present participle ogling, simple past and past participle ogled)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To stare at (someone or something), especially impertinently, amorously, or covetously.
    • Dryden
      And ogling all their audience, ere they speak.

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Noun[edit]

ogle (plural ogles)

  1. An impertinent, flirtatious, amorous or covetous stare.
  2. (Polari, usually in the plural) An eye.
    • 1997, Gardiner, James, Who's a Pretty Boy Then?, page 137:
      Will you take a varder at the cartz on the feely-omi in the naf strides: the one with the bona blue ogles polarying the omi-palone with a vogue on and a cod sheitel.
    • 2015 October 12, Lowe, Adam, “Poem of the week: Vada That”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Slick, she bamboozles the ogles / of old Lilly Law.

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Latvian[edit]

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 ogle on Latvian Wikipedia
Ogle (1)
Akmeņogle (2)

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (dialectal forms) oglis

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Balto-Slavic *anglis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ongʷl- (coal). Cognates include Lithuanian anglìs, Old Prussian anglis, Old Church Slavonic ѫгль (ǫglĭ), Russian у́голь (úgolʹ), Belarusian вуголь (vúgol’), Ukrainian вугіль (vúgil’), Bulgarian въгле (vǎ́gle), Czech uhel, Polish węgiel.[1]

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Noun[edit]

ogle f (5th declension)

  1. charcoal (partially burnt organic materials, usually wood)
    aktīvā ogle, aktivētā ogleactivated carbon
    melns kā ogleblack as charcoal
    ogles zīmējumicharcoal drawings
    kvēlojošas oglesburning coals
  2. (syn. akmeņogle) coal (mineral deposits, used as industrial fuel)
    ogļu atradnescoal deposits
    ogļu ieguvecoal mining
    ogļu rūpniecībacoal industry

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “ogle”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7