Archaic spelling of soul.
Other Word Forms of Sowl
Origin of Sowl
From Middle English sovel, suvel, saulee, from Old English sufl, sufel, sufol (“anything eaten with bread, sowl, relish eaten with bread”), from Proto-Germanic *suflą (“entremets, viands”), from Proto-Indo-European *seu-, *sew- (“juice, moisture, rain”). Cognate with Eastern Frisian süfel (“dairy products”), Dutch zuivel (“dairy products”), Middle Low German suvel, süvel, suffel (“sowl”), Danish sul (“sowl”), Swedish sovel (“sowl”).
Compare German zaulen, zauseln, zausen (“to tug, drag”).
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