nostril

nostril
n. either of two external openings of the nasal cavity in vertebrates that admit air to the lungs and smells to the olfactory nerves.
Derivatives:
nostrilled adj. (also in comb.).
Etymology: OE nosthyrl, nosterl f. nosu NOSE + thyr(e)l hole: cf. THRILL

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  • nostril — [OE] Etymologically, a nostril is a ‘nosehole’. Its Old English ancestor was nosthyrl, a compound formed from nosu ‘nose’ and thyrl ‘hole’. This was a derivative of thurh ‘through’, and still survives as thirl, a dialectal word for ‘hole’. =>… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • nostril — [OE] Etymologically, a nostril is a ‘nosehole’. Its Old English ancestor was nosthyrl, a compound formed from nosu ‘nose’ and thyrl ‘hole’. This was a derivative of thurh ‘through’, and still survives as thirl, a dialectal word for ‘hole’. Cf.⇒… …   Word origins

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