deil

noun

Scotland
: devil

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deil was in the 15th century

Dictionary Entries Near deil

Cite this Entry

“Deil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deil. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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