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Origin of bawl

1400–50; late Middle English <Medieval Latin baulāre to bark <Germanic; compare Old Norse baula to low, baula cow, perhaps a conflation of belja (see bell2) with an old root *bhu-
bawler, nounoutbawl, verb (used with object)
1. bald, balled, bawled 2. ball, bawl , bowl
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British Dictionary definitions for bawl

bawl
/ (bɔːl) /

verb

(intr) to utter long loud cries, as from pain or frustration; wail
to shout loudly, as in anger

noun

a loud shout or cry
bawler, nounbawling, noun
C15: probably from Icelandic baula to low; related to Medieval Latin baulāre to bark, Swedish böla to low; all of imitative origin
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