naiskel’s sproul, naiskel’s prawl noun paternal uncle 20. Compare naiscowl etymology: origin of nais is obscure but it seems to denote a first-degree blood relative; compare Latin nāscor, Romanian naşte and Irish nasc; naiskel ‘father’ + sproul which is possibly a development from Scots Traveller prawl ‘brother’ which is derived from Romany prala with the same meaning; form naiskel’s prawl attested by Galloway Tinkler-Gypsies and BS in TDITA; collected by EMcC/PS note:

Form naiskel’s sproul attested by Canadian Paul Pope (2013) with the same meaning.