English Online Dictionary. What means earl? What does earl mean?
From Middle English erl, erle, from Old English eorl, from Proto-West Germanic *erl, from Proto-Germanic *erlaz (compare Old Saxon erl, Old Norse jarl), from Proto-Germanic *erōną, *arōną (compare Old Norse jara (“fight, battle”)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃er- (compare Latin orior (“to rise, get up”), Ancient Greek ὄρνυμι (órnumi, “to urge, incite”), Avestan 𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬥𐬀𐬊𐬌𐬙𐬌 (ərənaoiti, “to move”), Sanskrit ऋणोति (ṛṇóti, “to arise, reach, move, attack”)). Also displaced unrelated but similar ealdorman (“alderman”).
- enPR: ûrl
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɜːl/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɝl/
- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)l
- Homophone: URL
earl (plural earls)
- (nobility) A British or Irish nobleman next in rank above a viscount and below a marquess; equivalent to a European count. A female using the style is termed a countess.
- (entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Tanaecia. Other butterflies in this genus are called counts and viscounts.
- Arel, Elar, Lare, Lear, Rael, Raël, Real, lare, lear, rale, real
Unadapted borrowing from English earl, from Middle English erle, erl, from Old English eorl, from Proto-Germanic *erlaz, from *erōną, *arōną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃er-.
- IPA(key): /ɛrl/
- Rhymes: -ɛrl
- Syllabification: earl
earl m pers
- earl (British or Irish nobleman)
- earl in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
- earl in Polish dictionaries at PWN