deil

noun
\ ˈdēl How to pronounce deil (audio) \

Definition of deil

Scotland
: devil

First Known Use of deil

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deil

north midland and northern Middle English del, dele and early Scots dele, variants of Middle English devel devil entry 1

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“Deil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deil. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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