kyle

noun \ˈkī(ə)l\

Definition of kyle

plural

-s

Scottish

  1. :  channel, sound, strait at the widening mouth of the kyle — David Innes

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Origin and Etymology of kyle

Scottish Gaelic caol, from caol narrow; akin to Old Irish cōil, cōel narrow, Latvian kaîls naked, bald


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