Etymology
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caudle (n.)

kind of warm drink given to sick persons or invalids, late 13c., from Old North French caudel (Old French chaudel, 12c., Modern French chaudeau), from Medieval Latin caldellum, diminutive of caldum, neuter of Latin caldus "warm" (from PIE root *kele- (1) "warm").

updated on October 24, 2017

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