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ettle

verb et·tle \ ˈetᵊl \

Definition of ettle

1 chiefly Scottish : intend, plan, design
2 chiefly Scottish : attempt, venture
3 chiefly Scottish : guess, suppose
chiefly Scottish : aim, aspire, plan

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Origin and Etymology of ettle

Middle English ettlen, atlen, from Old Norse ætla; akin to Old English eahtian to consider, estimate, watch over, eaht consideration, estimation, Old High German ahtōn to consider, believe, estimate, ahta consideration, attention, esteem, Gothic ahjan to believe, think, aha understanding, mind, Greek oknos hesitation, fear, and perhaps to Old English ēage eye


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ettle

noun \ " \

Definition of ettle

plural -s
Scottish

First Known Use of ettle

1790

in the meaning defined above

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ettle

noun \ " \

Definition of ettle

plural -s
dialectal, England
: nettle

Origin and Etymology of ettle

by alteration (resulting from incorrect division of a nettle)


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