ai·​el ˈā(-ə)l How to pronounce aiel (audio)
plural -s
: a writ by which an heir entered into his grandfather's estate and dispossessed the third person who had attempted to gain possession

Word History


Middle English, grandfather, from Middle French ael, aiuel, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin aviolus, diminutive of Latin avus grandfather

First Known Use

circa 1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aiel was circa 1598

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“Aiel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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