seel

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verb \ˈsēl\

Definition of seel

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to close the eyes of (as a hawk) by drawing threads through the eyelids

  3. 2 archaic :  to close up (one's eyes)

Origin and Etymology of seel

alteration of Middle English silen, from Anglo-French ciller, from Medieval Latin ciliare, from Latin cilium eyelid


First Known Use: 15th century

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