gissel

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gísl

Noun[edit]

gissel m, n (definite singular gisselen or gisselet or gislet, indefinite plural gisler or gissel, definite plural gislene or gisla)

  1. a hostage

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gísl

Noun[edit]

gissel m (definite singular gisselen, indefinite plural gislar, definite plural gislane)

  1. a hostage

Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old Swedish gisl and the older gesl, having feminine gender. Used in the 1541 Bible translation with the plural gisslar. Corresponding to Old Norse geisli, related to Old Norse geirr (spear), Old English ger (spear) and English gear. Cognates include Icelandic geisli, German Geißel, Dutch gesel, Old English ġīsl (hostage).

Noun[edit]

gissel n

  1. a scourge, a whip, a rod
  2. a pain
  3. a torturer, an adversary, a critic

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References[edit]

  • gissel in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)