gae

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Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

gae

  1. simple past tense of gie
    • 1816, Sir Walter Scott, Old Mortality, Illustrated, Volume 1.[1]:
      Eh, Mr Henry! but the carle gae them a screed o' doctrine!
    • 1918, J. M. Barrie, A Window in Thrums[2]:
      Chirsty was in Tilliedrum last Teisday or Wednesday, an' Tibbie gae her a cup o' tea."
  2. go
    • 1861, Various, The Golden Treasury[3]:
      O waly waly, up the bank, And waly waly down the brae, And waly waly yon burn-side Where I and my Love wont to gae!
    • 1884, Alexander Leighton, Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17[4]:
      Gae awa, gae awa--I canna thole the very thochts o' the story whilk thou ettles to ken."

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /ɡɑɨ̯/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /ɡai̯/

Noun[edit]

gae

  1. Soft mutation of cae (field).

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cae gae nghae chae