transitive verbtholed, thol′ing
Origin of tholeMiddle English tholen from Old English tholian from Indo-European base an unverified form tel-, to bear from source tolerate
Origin of tholeMiddle English tholle from Old English thol ; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present tholes, present participle tholing, simple past and past participle tholed)
From Middle English tholen, tholien, from Old English Ã¾olian (“to thole, endure, suffer, undergo"), from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾uljanÄ… (“to suffer"), from Proto-Indo-European *telhâ‚‚- (“to bear, support, suffer"). Cognate with Middle Low German dÅlen (“to endure"), Middle High German doln (“to bear, suffer, allow"), Danish tÃ¥le (“to tolerate"), Norwegian tola (“to tolerate"), Swedish tÃ¥la (“to tolerate"), Latin tollÅ (“to cancel, lift off, remove"), Latin tolerÅ (“to bear, endure") and Albanian ndal (“to stop, hold") from dal (“exit, leave; fig. to manage, succeed, endure").
From Middle English, from Old English Ã¾ol (“thole, oar-pin"), from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾ullaz, *Ã¾ullÅ (“thole, beam"), from Proto-Indo-European *tÅ«l-, *twel- (“sphere, bush"). Cognate with Dutch dol (“thole"), German Dolle (“oar-lock, thole"), Danish toll (“thole"). Extra-Germanic cognates include Albanian thel (“a big nail, a clapper").