Definition of seel in US English:

seel

verb

[with object]archaic
  • Close (a person's eyes); prevent (someone) from seeing.

    ‘the wise Gods seel our eyes in our own filth’

Origin

Late 15th century (originally a term in falconry meaning ‘stitch shut the eyelids of (a hawk’)): from French ciller, or medieval Latin ciliare, from Latin cilium ‘eyelid’.

Pronunciation

seel

/ˈsē(ə)l/