Inkle meaning

ĭngkəl
A colored linen tape woven on a simple narrow loom and used for trimmings.
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The yarn or thread used in making this tape.
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A kind of braided linen tape.
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The thread or yarn from which this is made.
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(rare) To have a hint or inkling of; divine.
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Narrow linen tape, used for trimmings or to make shoelaces.

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(rare) To hint at; disclose.
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Origin of inkle

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from *inklen, inclen (“to give an inkling of, hint at, mention, utter in an undertone”), from inke (“apprehension, misgiving”), from Old English inca (“doubt, suspicion”), from Proto-Germanic *inkô (“ache, regret”), from Proto-Indo-European *yenǵ- (“illness”). Cognate with Old Frisian jinc (“angered”), Old Norse ekki (“pain, grief”), Norwegian ekkje (“lack, pity”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Apparently from earlier *ingle, perhaps from an incorrect division of lingle, lingel.

    From Wiktionary