spyndel

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English spinel, from Proto-West Germanic *spinnilu; equivalent to spinnen +‎ -el (agentive suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈspindəl/, /ˈspinəl/

Noun[edit]

spyndel (plural spyndels)

  1. A spindle (axis for rotating thread on)
  2. An rod that objects revolve around; a spoke or axle.
  3. Any staff, stick or bar; a long, skinny piece of a material.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: spindle, spinnel
  • Scots: spinnell, spindill

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