queal

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English quelen, from Old English cwelan ‎(to die), from Proto-Germanic *kwelaną ‎(to suffer), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷelH- ‎(to sting, pierce). More at quail.

Verb[edit]

queal ‎(third-person singular simple present queals, present participle quealing, simple past and past participle quealed)

  1. (intransitive, Britain dialectal) To faint away.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

queal ‎(third-person singular simple present queals, present participle quealing, simple past and past participle quealed)

  1. Alternative form of quail