oksel

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ocsele. This might be a northern (Frisian) variant of assele, from Proto-Germanic *ahslō. With this latter are cognate Old English eaxl, Old Frisian axle, Old High German ahsala, Old Norse ǫxl. More probably, however, ocsele is not the same word, but a related form, going back to Old Dutch *ōkusala, uokusala, which can be loosely compared to Old English ocusta (armpit), Old High German uohasa (armpit).

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Noun[edit]

oksel m (plural oksels, diminutive okseltje n)

  1. (anatomy) armpit