anfilte

n (-es/-u) anvil

Old to modern English dictionary. 2013.

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  • onfilte — see anfilte …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • anvil — [OE] Etymologically, an anvil is ‘something on which you hit something else’. The Old English word was anfīlte, which came from a prehistoric West Germanic compound formed from *ana ‘on’ and a verbal component meaning ‘hit’ (which was also the… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • anvil — noun 1》 a heavy iron block on which metal can be hammered and shaped. 2》 the horizontally extended upper part of a cumulonimbus cloud. 3》 Anatomy another term for incus. Origin OE anfilte, from the Gmc base of on + a verbal stem meaning beat …   English new terms dictionary

  • pel-2a, pelǝ- : plā- —     pel 2a, pelǝ : plā     English meaning: to cause to move, drive     Deutsche Übersetzung: ‘stoßend or schlagend in Bewegung setzen, treiben”     Material: Lat. pellō (probably from *pel nō), ere, pepuli, *pultus (assumed from pultüre “bump,… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

  • anvil — [OE] Etymologically, an anvil is ‘something on which you hit something else’. The Old English word was anfīlte, which came from a prehistoric West Germanic compound formed from *ana ‘on’ and a verbal component meaning ‘hit’ (which was also the… …   Word origins

  • anvil — n. 1 a block (usu. of iron) with a flat top, concave sides, and often a pointed end, on which metals are worked in forging. 2 Anat. a bone of the ear; the incus. Etymology: OE anfilte etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • an|vil — «AN vuhl», noun, verb, viled, vil|ing or (especially British) villed, vil|ling. –n. 1. an iron or steel block on which metals are hammered and shaped. 2. anything resembling a blacksmith s anvil in shape or use, such as the fixed jaw of a… …   Useful english dictionary

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