A rude rustic man a churl
- A rude, rustic guy; a churl.
- huge stalks of hemp which bear the seed; -- called additionally carl hemp.
- A kind of meals. See citation, the following.
Name Origin: German
Name Gender: Male
c.1300, "bondsman; typical man, man of low beginning," from Old Norse karl "man, male, freeman," from Proto-Germanic *karlon-, exactly the same root that produced Old English ceorl "man of reasonable degree" (see churl). The Mellere was a stout carle for the nones [Chaucer]
- masc. correct title, from center tall German Karl "man, husband" (see carl).
See Cecilia Math-Holmberg, Carl XV., som enskild man, konung och konstncir (Stockholm, 1891); Yngvar Nielsen, Det norske og svenske Kongehus fra 1818 (Christiania, 1883).