ceorl

[ chey-awrl ]
/ ˈtʃeɪ ɔrl /
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noun Obsolete.


Nearby words

  1. centurion,
  2. century,
  3. century plant,
  4. centésimo,
  5. ceo,
  6. cep,
  7. cepaceous,
  8. cephal-,
  9. cephalad,
  10. cephalalgia

Origin of ceorl

before 1000; this form borrowed (17th century) < Old English

Related formsceorl·ish, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ceorl

ceorl

/ (tʃɛəl) /

noun

a freeman of the lowest class in Anglo-Saxon England
Derived Formsceorlish, adjective

Word Origin for ceorl

Old English; see churl

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