noun mis·tal \ˈmistəl\

Definition of mistal



dialectal, England

  1. :  a shed for cows

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Origin and Etymology of mistal

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian melkestφl milking shed in a saeter, from melk milk (from Old Norse mjolk) + stφl milking shed, from Old Norse stöthull — more at milk, staddle

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to cast off or become cast off

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