giall

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See also: gíall

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish gíall (jaw).

Noun[edit]

giall m (genitive géill, nominative plural gialla)

  1. (anatomy) jaw, (lower) cheek
  2. (of door, etc.) cheek, jamb
  3. (architecture, of house) corner (of gable-end)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish gíall (human pledge, hostage).

Noun[edit]

giall m (genitive géill, nominative plural gialla)

  1. hostage, (human) pledge
Declension[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
giall ghiall ngiall
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish gíall (jaw).

Noun[edit]

giall f (genitive gialla or gèille, plural giallan or gèillean)

  1. (anatomy) jaw, jowl

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish gíall (human pledge, hostage).

Noun[edit]

giall m (genitive gialla, plural giallan)

  1. hostage, pledge