gilla

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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

gilla m (io stem, plural gillai)

  1. youth (of an age to bear arms)
    Dauid in gille dáne — David the brave youth
  2. male child, boy
  3. messenger, page, servant

Usage notes[edit]

  • As a name element, indicates a specific object of devotion
    • Gilla Chríst ('Gilchrist') = "Christ's servant"
    • Gilla Pátraic = "Patrick's servant"

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
gilla gilla
pronounced with /ɣ(ʲ)-/
ngilla
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin [1]

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gilla

  1. to approve of
  2. to like
  3. to favor

Conjugation[edit]

See also[edit]