pucel

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

pucel (plural pucels)

  1. Obsolete form of pucelle.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of pūca (devil, demon), from Proto-Germanic *pūkô (goblin, imp), equivalent to pūca +‎ -el. Cognate with Danish pokker (devil, deuce). More at puck.

Noun[edit]

pūcel m

  1. a goblin, demon, a mischievous spirit

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

pucel m (oblique plural puceaus or puceax or puciaus or puciax or pucels, nominative singular puceaus or puceax or puciaus or puciax or pucels, nominative plural pucel)

  1. young, unmarried man
  2. (by extension) virgin (male person who has ever had sexual relations)

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