Definition of nevel in English:

nevel

verb

English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • 1with object To beat with the fists; to pound or pummel.

  • 2with object Scottish (now chiefly Orkney and Shetland). To grip or squeeze with the fingers; to knead; (occasionally) to pluck out. Also without object. Compare "nevelling".

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Knox (c1514–1572), religious reformer. From nieve + -le.

Pronunciation

nevel

/ˈnɛvəl/