syssel

noun
sys·​sel | \ ˈsisəl \
plural -s

Definition of syssel

: an Icelandic administrative district

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Syssel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syssel. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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