gealga

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *galgô, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰalgʰ-, *ǵʰalg- (long switch, rod, shaft, pole, perch). Cognate with Old Frisian galga (West Frisian galge), Old Saxon galgo, Dutch galg, Old High German galgo (German Galgen), Old Norse galgi (Swedish and Danish galge), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌻𐌲𐌰 (galga).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ġealga m

  1. gallows, a gibbet

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