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knoll2

[nohl]Archaic.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to ring or toll a bell for; announce by tolling.
  2. to ring or toll (a bell).
verb (used without object)
  1. to sound, as a bell; ring.
  2. to sound a knell.
noun
  1. a stroke of a bell in ringing or tolling.

Origin of knoll2

1350–1400; Middle English (noun and v.); variant of knell
Related formsknoll·er, noun
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knoll1

noun
  1. a small rounded hill
Derived Formsknolly, adjective

Word Origin

Old English cnoll; compare Old Norse knollr hilltop

knoll2

noun, verb
  1. an archaic or dialect word for knell
Derived Formsknoller, noun
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Word Origin and History for knoller

knoll

n.

Old English cnoll "hilltop, small hill, clod, ball," related to Old Norse knollr "hilltop;" German knolle "clod, lump;" Dutch knol "turnip," nol "a hill."

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