(obsolete) Painful; troublesome.
Other Word Forms of Ail
Origin of Ail
From Middle English eyle, eile, from Old English eġle (“hideous, loathsome, hateful, horrid, troublesome, grievous, painful”), from Proto-Germanic *agluz (“cumbersome, tedious, burdensome, tiresome”), from Proto-Indo-European *agʰlo-, *agʰ- (“offensive, disgusting, repulsive, hateful”). Cognate with Gothic (aglus, “hard, difficult”).
From Old English eġlan, eġlian (“to trouble, afflict”), cognate with Gothic (agljan, “to distress”).
Middle English eilen from Old English eglian from egle troublesome
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old English eġl.
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