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Definition seel

Etymology 1

From Middle English sel, from Old English *sǣle (“good, fortunate, happy”) (attested in Old English unsǣle (“evil, wicked”)), from Proto-Germanic *sēliz (“good, happy”), from Proto-Indo-European *sel-, *sēl- (“to calm, quiet, be favourable”). Cognate with Danish sæl (“blissful”), Swedish säll (“blissful”), Icelandic sæll (“blissful”), Gothic ???? (sēls, “good, kind, useful”), Latin sōlor (“comfort, console”).

Adjective

seel (comparative more seel, superlative most seel)

  1. (obsolete) Good; fortunate; opportune; happy.

Etymology 2

From Middle English sele, sel, from Old English sǣl (“time, occasion, a fit time, season, opportunity, the definite time at which an event should take place, time as in bad or good times, circumstances, condition, position, happiness, joy, good fortune, good time, prosperity”), from Proto-Germanic *sēliz (“luck, joy”), from Proto-Indo-European *sel-, *sēl- (“to calm, quiet, be favourable”). Cognate with Icelandic sæla (“bliss”), Dutch zalig (“blissful, blessed”). More at silly.

Noun

seel (plural seels)

  1. (Britain, dialectal) Good fortune; happiness; bliss.
  2. (Britain, dialectal) Opportunity; time; season.

Etymology 3

From Middle English silen, from Old French siller, ciller (“to sew up the eyelids of, hoodwink, wink”), from cil (“eyelid”), from Latin cilium (“eyelid, eyelash”).

Verb

seel (third-person singular simple present seels, present participle seeling, simple past and past participle seeled)

  1. (falconry) To sew together the eyes of a young hawk.
  2. (by extension) To blind.

Etymology 4

Compare Low German sielen (“to lead off water”), French siller (“to run ahead, to make headway”), and English sile (transitive verb).

Verb

seel (third-person singular simple present seels, present participle seeling, simple past and past participle seeled)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete, of a ship) To roll on the waves in a storm.
Noun

seel (plural seels)

  1. The rolling or agitation of a ship in a storm.

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