\ \ [13] Etymologically, thrill denotes ‘make a hole in’. It is a Middle English alteration of Old English thyrlianpierce’, a derivative of thyrlhole’ (source of the second syllable of nostril).
\ \ And this in turn was formed from thurhthrough’. The notion of ‘making a hole’ led in the 16th century to the metaphorical ‘pierce with emotion’, but the narrowing down of this to ‘fill with pleasure’ seems to be a comparatively recent development, from the late 19th century.
\ \ Its earlier wider connotations are preserved in the derivative thrillerexciting story’ [19].

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