|law a form of freehold possession of land existing in northern Europe before the introduction of the feudal system and still used in Orkney and Shetland|
|[C16: Orkney and Shetland dialect, from Old Norse othal; related to Old English ēthel, ōethel, Old High German wodal]|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
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