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Friday, June 28, 2013

Definitions for mickle

  1. Archaic. great; large; much.

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Citations for mickle
The shipmaster laughed: "Friend," said he, "we can thee mickle thanks for all that thou biddest us. And wot well that we be no lifters or sea—thieves to take thy livelihood from thee." William Morris, The Wood Beyond the World, 1894
If I to-day die not with Frenchmen's rage,/To-morrow I shall die with mickle age… William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 1, 1591
Origin of mickle
Mickle came to English from the Old English term micel, mycel meaning "great," "big," or "much." It comes from a Proto-Indo-European root meg- meaning "great," or "large."