càl

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See also: cal, Cal, and Cal.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English cawel, from Latin caulis. Cognate with Irish cál, English cole and kale, Icelandic kál, German Kohl etc.

Noun[edit]

càl m

  1. colewart, greens, cabbage, kale
  2. name for all sorts of cabbage
  3. Scotch broth of which kale is a principal ingredient
  4. dinner
    An d' fhuair thu do chàl? — Did you have your dinner (kale)?
  5. (rarely) joke

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References[edit]

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)