twistle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of twissel ‎(literally double, forked), from Middle English twisel, twisil, from Old English twisla ‎(confluence, junction, fork of a river or road), from Proto-Germanic *twisilą ‎(fork, bifurcation), from Proto-Indo-European *dwis- ‎(twice, in two). Cognate with German Zwiesel ‎(fork). Compare also Icelandic kvísl ‎(branch, a fork; fork of a river).

Noun[edit]

twistle ‎(plural twistles)

  1. (obsolete) A boundary stream .

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