gisl

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gīslaz (hostage, sprout), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeysl- (hostage, prisoner), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeyǵʰ- (to desire, gape, long for, beyearn).

Noun[edit]

ġīsl m

  1. a hostage

Declension[edit]