syssel

noun sys·sel \ˈsisəl\

Definition of syssel

plural

-s

  1. :  an Icelandic administrative district

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Origin and Etymology of syssel

Danish, from Icelandic sȳsla business, work, activity, syssel, from Old Norse; akin to Old English sūsl misery, torment, torture, sēoslig afflicted, Old Norse sȳsl eager, painstaking, sjūkr sick — more at sick


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