Definition of avelong in English:


Pronunciation /ˈeɪvlɒŋ/

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rare, dialect British
  • Oblong; elongated in shape.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in Promptorium Parvulorum. Apparently from early Scandinavian (compare Old Icelandic (late) aflangr, Danish aflang, Old Swedish aflanger (Swedish aflång); compare German ablang), which perhaps shows remodelling of classical Latin oblongus after forms in the Scandinavian languages of of and long.