Definitions for kvellkvɛl

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  1. (v.i.)to be extraordinarily pleased; esp., to be bursting with pride, as over one's family.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Origin of kvell:

1965–70, Amer.; < Yiddish kveln be delighted; cf. MHG, G quellen to well up, gush


  1. kvell(Verb)

    To feel delighted and proud to the point of tears.

  2. Origin: From קװעלן, from an old Germanic word akin to German quellen, "well up".

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