elsin

noun el·sin
variants: or elshin or elson \ˈels(h)ə̇n\

Definition of elsin

plural -s
dialectal, British
:a shoemaker's awl

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Origin and Etymology of elsin

Middle English elsen, probably from Middle Dutch elsene, else; akin to Old High German alunsa, alansa awl, German dialect (Swiss) alesne, (assumed) Gothic alisna (whence Old Spanish alesna), Old Norse alr


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