hamel

1 of 2

noun (1)

variants or hamil
ˈamə̇l,
ˈ(h)ām-
plural -s
now dialectal, England
: hamlet

hamel

2 of 2

noun (2)

ham·​el
ˈhaməl
plural -s
Africa
: wether

Word History

Etymology

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 27 Feb. 2024.

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