gafol

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɑfol/, [ˈɡɑvol]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gabulą (tribute), from Proto-Indo-European *ghab(h)-, *gheb(h)- (to take, give, transfer). Cognate with Old Norse gǫfga (to worship, offer), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌱𐌴𐌹 (gabei, riches), Latin habeō (to own, possess, have). More at give.

Noun[edit]

gafol n

  1. gift, offering
  2. tribute, tax, duty; due, debt
  3. interest, usury; profit; rent
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gabalō (fork), from Proto-Indo-European *ghabh- (boar-spear, fork, groin). Cognate with Old Saxon gavala, gaflia (fork), Old High German gabala (twi-pronged or multi-pronged fork), Dutch gaffel, gavel (fork), German Gabel (fork), Old Irish gabul (fork, forked branch). More at gaffle.

Noun[edit]

gafol f

  1. fork
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