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What does “IDEL” mean in German? [closed]

What does the word that sounds like IDEL (EEDEL) can mean in German?
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Was bedeutet “es beielet”?

Passend zur kalten Jahreszeit kommt mir wieder ein altes, schwäbisches Kinderlied in den Sinn, bei dem ich ein Wort nicht kenne: Schwäbische Version: Es schneielet, es beielet, Es goht an ...
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What exactly is the difference between “von” and “auf”?

My understanding is that they can both be translated "of." Digging deeper, "von" seems to mean "from." Von Deutschland. And "auf" seems to mean "out of." Auf dem Land. Is this correct or not?
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Could a “Kerl” be female?

Some translations for "Kerl" are "fellow", "bloke", "guy", "chap" and "dude". Most of them are (somewhat) gender-neutral. What about "Kerl"?