[ mik-uh l ]
/ ˈmɪk əl /

adjective Archaic.

great; large; much.

Origin of mickle

before 900; Middle English mikel < Old Norse mikill; replacing Middle English michel, Old English micel (see much); cognate with Old High German mihil, Gothic mikils, akin to Latin magnus, Greek mégas
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Scot and Northern English dialect muckle (ˈmʌkəl)

/ (ˈmɪkəl) /


great or abundant


much; greatly


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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