Other Word Forms of Addle
Origin of Addle
Middle English adel (“rotten”), from Old English adel, adela (“mire, pool, liquid excrement”), from Proto-Germanic *adalaz, *adalą (“cattle urine, liquid manure”). Akin to Saterland Frisian adel "dung", Middle Low German adele "mud, liquid manure" (Dutch aal "puddle"), Old Swedish adel "urine".
From Middle English addlen, from Old English edlēan (“reward, pay-back”), edlēanian (“to reward, recompense”); or of North Germanic origin, from Old Norse ǫðlask (“to gain possession of property”), from ōðal (“owndom, property”).
From Middle English adel rotten from Old English adel pool of excrement
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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