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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English fellan

Verb

Infinitive
to fell

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to fell (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make something fall; especially to chop down a tree.
Translations

Verb

fell

  1. Simple past of fall.

Etymology 2

Old English fell

The fell, or stitched down portion of a kilt

Noun

Singular
fell

Plural
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fell ({{{1}}})
  1. That portion of a kilt, from the waist to the seat, where the pleats are stitched down
  2. An animal skin, hide
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Etymology 3

Via Middle English from Old Norse fell

Noun

Singular
fell

Plural
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fell ({{{1}}})
  1. A rocky ridge or chain of mountains. (archaic or British English)
  2. A wild field or upland moor (archaic or British English)
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Etymology 4

Via Middle English, ultimately from popular Latin fello

Adjective

fell (comparative feller, superlative fellest)

Positive
fell

Comparative
feller

Superlative
fellest

  1. (archaic) fierce, savage (e.g., one fell swoop)
  2. (Scot) Pungent.

Icelandic

Etymology

Old Norse

Noun

fell n.

  1. hill

Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *fellam, whence also Old High Germanic vel

Noun

fell n

  1. fell
  2. skin

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