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Definition quail

Etymology 1

From Middle English quaylen, from Middle Dutch queilen, qu?len, from Old Dutch *quelan, from Proto-Germanic *kwelan? (“to suffer”), from Proto-Indo-European *g?elH- (“to sting, pierce”). Doublet of queal.

Verb

quail (third-person singular simple present quails, present participle quailing, simple past and past participle quailed)

  1. (intransitive) to waste away; to fade, wither [from 15th c.]
  2. (transitive, now rare) to frighten, daunt (someone) [from 16th c.]
  3. (intransitive) to lose heart or courage; to be daunted, fearful [from 16th c.]
  4. (intransitive) of courage, faith, etc.: to slacken, give way [from 16th c.]

Etymology 2


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