- a small, rounded hill or eminence; hillock.
verb (used with object)
- to ring or toll a bell for; announce by tolling.
- to ring or toll (a bell).
verb (used without object)
- to sound, as a bell; ring.
- to sound a knell.
- a stroke of a bell in ringing or tolling.
- a small rounded hill
- an archaic or dialect word for knell
Old English cnoll “hilltop, small hill, clod, ball,” related to Old Norse knollr “hilltop;” German knolle “clod, lump;” Dutch knol “turnip,” nol “a hill.”