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You are viewing the etymology of fell meaning: (Adverb Adjective Noun) Sharply; fiercely. (UK, _, dialectal, Scotland) Strong and fiery; biting; keen; sharp; pungent; clever.. (obsolete) Eager; earnest; intent.. Of a strong and cruel nature; eagre and unsparing; [...]Sharply; fiercely. (UK, _, dialectal, Scotland) Strong and fiery; biting; keen; sharp; pungent; clever.. (obsolete) Eager; earnest; intent.. Of a strong and cruel nature; eagre and unsparing; [...]. You may also see other English etymologies of fell.
English word fell comes from Old English (ca. 450-1100) *fæle, Proto-Indo-European *pels, Proto-Indo-European *pels-, Proto-Indo-European *pélno, Proto-Indo-European *plē-, Proto-Indo-European *pello-, Proto-Indo-European *pol-, and later Proto-Germanic *faluz (Terrible; cruel; bad.).

Fell etymology history

Fell detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*fæle Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*pels Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pels- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pélno Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*plē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pello- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pol- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*pelnóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*faluz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Terrible; cruel; bad.
*falisaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Rock, cliff.
fæle Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Dear, beloved. Faithful, trusty, good Truly, well, pleasantly.
*fellą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Skin, hide.
fell Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Fell. Skin.
fjall Old Norse (non) Mountain.
vel Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
fell English (eng) Sharply; fiercely. (UK, _, dialectal, Scotland) Strong and fiery; biting; keen; sharp; pungent; clever.. (obsolete) Eager; earnest; intent.. Of a strong and cruel nature; eagre and unsparing; grim; fierce; ruthless; savage. Gall; anger; melancholy.

Words with the same origin as fell

Descendants of *plē-
double fill filth folk fulfill fulfilled fulfilling full plus refill triple
Descendants of *pol-
downfall fall fallen felon felony fuel nightfall