Definitions For Hummel


of barley on a farm in {{w, Winterbourne Bassett}} in wiltshire, england, UK. The stiff awns or bristle#noun, bristles are clearly visible.]] hummell (transitive) Of an animal: to remove#verb, remove the horn#noun, horns; to poll#verb, poll. (transitive) To separate (barley, oats, etc.) from the awns.

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of an animal: to remove the horns poll


HUMMEL (plural HUMMELs) (Northern England, Scotland, also, _, attributive) A stag that has failed to grow antlers; a cow#noun, cow that has not developed horn#noun, horns. from late 15th c. (also, _, attributive) Especially in hummel corn: grain that lacks awns (beards or bristle#noun, bristles), or has had its awns removed (barley, oats, etc.).

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without antlers by {{w, Antoine-Louis Barye}}, from the collection of the {{w, Metropolitan Museum of Art}} in new york city, new york, USA]] Probably from Middle English hamelen, , to maim, mutilate; to cut short, from {{inh, en, ang, hamelian, , to hamstring, mutilate}},Compare {{cite-book, author=Abram Smythe Palmer, authorlink=Abram Smythe Palmer, chapter=The Words ‘Flirt’—‘Flunkey’—‘Scorn’, title=Leaves from a Word-hunter’s Note-book. Being Some Contributions to English Etymology, location=London, publisher=w:nicholas trübner, trübner & co., {{w, Ludgate Hill}}, year=1876, section=footnote 2, page=43, pageurl=, oclc=156094804, passage=The expression an 'humble' deer, an 'humble' ewe, is applied to one without horns; but this is a corruption of hummel'd, from prov[incial] Eng[lish] hummel, hammel, O[ld] N[orse] hamla, to mutilate, lop, A[nglo-]Sax[on] hamelan, to hamstring.}}{{cite-book, author=A[bram] Smythe Palmer, authorlink=Abram Smythe Palmer, chapter={{smallcaps, Humble}}, title=Folk-etymology: A Dictionary of Verbal Corruptions or Words Perverted in Form or Meaning, by False Derivation or Mistaken Analogy, location=London, publisher={{w, George Bell & Sons}}, year=1882, page=182, pageurl=, column=2, oclc=1000034280, passage={{smallcaps, Humble}}, in the sense of hornless, applied to a cow, ewe, deer, &c.{{nb...}}, is a corrupt form of Scotch and Northern Eng. hummel, hummle, homyll, without horns; {{...}} All these words are akin to Prov[incial] Eng[lish] hamel, to lame, Ger[man] hammel, a wether, A[nglo-]Sax[on] hamelian, Icel[andic] hamla, to maim or mutilate.}} from {{der, en, gem-pro, hamalōną}}, *hamlōną, , to mutilate, from {{der, en, ine-pro, *kem-, , hornless; mutilated}}. Cognate with {{cog, nl, hamel, , wether}}, {{cog, en, hamble}}, {{cog, nds, hommel}}, hummel, , an animal lacking horns,{{R:Lexico}} humlich, dialectal hommlich, , lacking horns, {{cog, bar, humlet, , lacking horns}},{{R:OED2}} {{cog, de, hammeln}}, hämmeln, , to geld, {{cog, is, hamla, , to maim, mutilate}}. {{w,}} suggests that the “ear of grain with its awns removed” sense preceded the “animal without antlers or horns” sense.

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