Fell


Fell
Fell Sn std. (8. Jh.), mhd. vel, ahd. fel Stammwort. Aus g. * fella- n. "Haut, Fell", auch in gt. * fill (gt. filleins "ledern", gt. þrutsfill "Aussatz"), anord. fjall, fell, ae. fell. Dieses aus voreinzelsprachl. * pelno- n. "Fell, Haut", auch in l. pellis f., gr. pélla f. Anderes steht weiter ab. Zur Verbalwurzel ig. * pel- "bedecken".
   Ebenso nndl. vel, ne. fell, nschw. fjäll; Film.
Trier (1951), 30 (anders [nicht überzeugend]);
Röhrich 1 (1991), 431-433;
RGA 8 (1994), 327. gemeingermanisch ix.

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