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mickle

[ mik-uhl ]
/ ˈmɪk əl /
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adjective Archaic.
great; large; much.
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Origin of mickle

First recorded before 900; Middle English mikel, from Old Norse mikill; replacing Middle English michel, Old English micel; cognate with Old High German mihil, Gothic mikils, akin to Latin magnus, Greek mégas. See much
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British Dictionary definitions for mickle

mickle

Scot and Northern English dialect muckle (ˈmʌkəl)

/ (ˈmɪkəl) /

adjective
great or abundant
adverb
much; greatly
noun
a great amount, esp in the proverb, mony a little makes a mickle
Scot a small amount, esp in the proverb, many a mickle maks a muckle

Word Origin for mickle

C13 mikel, from Old Norse mikell, replacing Old English micel much
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