yawl

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See also: y'awl

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Apparently from Low German and Middle Low German jolle, or Dutch jol, possibly ultimately from a Proto-Germanic derivative of Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewlos (tube), see also Lithuanian aulas, Norwegian aul, Hittite [script needed] (auli-, tube-shaped organ in the neck), Albanian hollë, Latin alvus.[1]

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Particularly: “Connected to yoal and yole?”

Noun[edit]

yawl (plural yawls)

  1. A small ship's boat, usually rowed by four or six oars.
  2. A fore-and-aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the mizzen stepped abaft the rudder post.
Descendants[edit]
  • Portuguese: aiola, aiole, iole
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Imitative.

Verb[edit]

yawl (third-person singular simple present yawls, present participle yawling, simple past and past participle yawled)

  1. To cry out; to howl.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume 1, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 205

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yawl m (plural yawls)

  1. yawl (type of boat)

Further reading[edit]

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English yawl.

Noun[edit]

yawl m (genitive singular yawl, plural yawlyn)

  1. yawl