tyrðill

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *turdilaz (whence also Old English tyrdel), related to torð- in torðyfill (dung beetle of sp. Geotrupes stercorarius) and English turd.

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Noun[edit]

tyrðill m (genitive singular tyrðils, nominative plural tyrðlar)

  1. (obsolete) turd
  2. (pejorative) a small man

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