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thole1

[thohl] /θoʊl/
noun
1.
a pin, or either of two pins, inserted into a gunwale to provide a fulcrum for an oar.
Also called tholepin
[thohl-pin] /ˈθoʊlˌpɪn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
900
before 900; Middle English tholle, Old English tholl; cognate with Low German dolle, Old Norse thollr; akin to Old Norse thǫll young fir-tree

thole2

[thohl] /θoʊl/
verb (used with object), tholed, tholing. Chiefly Scot.
1.
to suffer; bear; endure.
Origin
before 900; Middle English tholen, Old English tholian; cognate with Old Norse thola, Gothic thulan; akin to Latin tolerāre (see tolerate), Greek tlênai to bear, endure
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thole1

/θəʊl/
noun
1.
a wooden pin or one of a pair, set upright in the gunwales of a rowing boat to serve as a fulcrum in rowing
Word Origin
Old English tholl, related to Middle Low German dolle, Norwegian toll, Icelandic thollr

thole2

/θəʊl/
verb
1.
(transitive) (Scot & Northern English, dialect) to put up with; bear
2.
an archaic word for suffer
Word Origin
Old English tholian; related to Old Saxon, Old High German tholōn, Old Norse thola to endure: compare Latin tollere to bear up
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Word Origin and History for thole
v.

"to be subjected to or exposed to, to endure without complaint," now Scottish and Northern English dialect, from Old English þolian, from Proto-Germanic stem *thul- (cf. Old Saxon tholon, Old High German dolon, German geduld, Old Norse þola, Gothic þulan), cognate with Latin tolerare (see toleration).

n.

"peg," from Old English þoll, from Proto-Germanic *thulnaz (cf. Old Norse þollr, Middle Low German dolle, East Frisian dolle, Dutch dol), of unknown origin. No record of the word in English from c.1000 to mid-15c.

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