housel

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noun

hou·​sel ˈhau̇-zəl How to pronounce housel (audio)
archaic
: the Eucharist or the act of administering or receiving it

housel

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verb

houseled; houseling; housels

transitive verb

archaic
: to administer communion to

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English, from Old English hūsel sacrifice, Eucharist; akin to Goth hunsl sacrifice

First Known Use

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of housel was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near housel

Cite this Entry

“Housel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housel. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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