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housel

[ hou-zuhl ]
/ 藞ha蕣 z蓹l /
Archaic.
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noun
the Eucharist.
the act of administering or receiving the Eucharist.
verb (used with object), hou路seled, hou路sel路ing or (especially British) hou路selled, hou路sel路ling.
to administer the Eucharist to.
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Origin of housel

First recorded before 900; Middle English; (noun) Old English h奴sl 鈥渢he Eucharist,鈥 probably originally, 鈥渙ffering鈥; cognate with Old Norse h奴sl, Gothic hunsl 鈥渟acrifice, offering鈥
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British Dictionary definitions for housel

housel
/ (藞ha蕣zl) /

noun
a medieval name for Eucharist
verb -sels, -selling or -selled or US -sels, -seling or -seled
(tr) to give the Eucharist to (someone)

Word Origin for housel

Old English h奴sl; related to Gothic hunsl sacrifice, Old Norse h奴sl
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