From Middle English eyelidd, eye-led, eiȝelid, eghe-lydd, yȝe-lydd, ehlid, yhelidd, equivalent to . Cognate with Saterland Frisian Oogenlid, West Frisian eachlid, Dutch ooglid, German Low German Ooglidd, German Augenlid.
Generally superseded non-native Middle English palpebre, borrowed from Latin palpebra (see Modern English palpebra).
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