Definition of ettle in English:

ettle

verb

[with object]Scottish, Northern Irish
  • Intend or plan for (something) to occur or be the case.

    with infinitive ‘that clever wee lassie you're ettling to marry’
    • ‘You're not ettling to kiss him, are you?’
    • ‘She's been ettling after a shift for a while.’
    • ‘I always ettled to repent.’
    • ‘I saw he ettled to be rid of her before communicating something to me.’
    • ‘He's going abroad, he tells me, and ettles to set down about Dunkirk in France.’

Origin

Middle English from Old Norse aetla ‘to think, conjecture, intend’.

Pronunciation

ettle

/ˈɛt(ə)l/