gäll

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See also: gall and Gall

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Used in Swedish since 1674, same as Icelandic gjallr, like Middle Low German adverb gelle (loud), based on an extinct meaning of Swedish verb gälla (to yell), from Old Swedish gælla, Icelandic gjalla, Old High German and Old English gellan, German gellen, English yell

Adjective[edit]

gäll (comparative gällare, superlative gällast)

  1. shrill; high-pitched
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the verb gala (to crow), Old Swedish gæld

Noun[edit]

gäll n

  1. a crow (of a roaster), a cockcrow, a cry
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Etymology 3[edit]

Old Swedish giæld, præstagiæld, corresponding to gäld (payment) (to the priest)

Noun[edit]

gäll n

  1. a vicarage, a pastorage, a parish, the area paying the salary (see gäld) for one priest
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Verb[edit]

gäll

  1. imperative of gälla.

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