hamel

noun (1)
variants: or hamil \ ˈamə̇l , ˈ(h)ām-​ \
plural -s

Definition of hamel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

now dialectal, England
: hamlet

hamel

noun (2)
ham·​el | \ ˈhaməl \
plural -s

Definition of hamel (Entry 2 of 2)

Africa
: wether

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History and Etymology for hamel

Noun (1)

Middle French hamel

Noun (2)

Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English hamola man with cropped hair, Old High German hamal wether, hamal castrated, Old Norse hamla to castrate, skammr short, Sanskrit śamala error, damage; basic meaning: castrated

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“Hamel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hamel. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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