souiller

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French souiller, from Old French soillier, souillier ‎(to soil, make dirty, wallow in mire), from Frankish *sauljan, *sulljan ‎(to make dirty, soil), from Proto-Germanic *sulwōną, *sulwijaną, *saulijaną ‎(to soil, make dirty), from Proto-Indo-European *sūl- ‎(thick liquid). Cognate with Old Saxon sulian ‎(to soil, mire), Middle Dutch soluwen, seulewen ‎(to soil, besmirch), Old High German solagōn, bisullen ‎(to make dirty), German dialectal sühlen ‎(to soil, make dirty), Old English solian, sylian ‎(to soil, sully), Danish søle ‎(to make dirty, defile), Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐍃𐌰𐌿𐌻𐌾𐌰𐌽 ‎(bisauljan, to bemire). More at soil.

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souiller

  1. (transitive) to soil, sully, dirty
  2. (figuratively, transitive) to blacken, besmirch, defile

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