gull

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English[edit]

Gull.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English gulle, ultimately from Proto-Celtic *waylannā, *wēlannā (seagull). Cognate with Cornish guilan, Welsh gwylan, Breton gouelan, Old Irish faílenn.

Noun[edit]

gull (plural gulls)

  1. A seabird of the genus Larus or of the family Laridae.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Perhaps from an obsolete term gull (swallow).[1]

Noun[edit]

gull (plural gulls)

  1. (slang) A cheating trick; a fraud.
  2. One easily cheated; a dupe.
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Verb[edit]

gull (third-person singular simple present gulls, present participle gulling, simple past and past participle gulled)

  1. To deceive or cheat.
    • Dryden
      The vulgar, gulled into rebellion, armed.
    • Coleridge
      I'm not gulling him for the emperor's service.
    • 1819, John Keats, Otho the Great, Act IV, Scene I, verse 162-165
      [] speak your curses out
      Against me, who would sooner crush and grind
      A brace of toads, than league with them to oppress
      An innocent lady, gull an Emperor []
  2. (US, slang) To mislead.
  3. (US, slang) To trick and defraud.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ gull” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

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Faroese[edit]

Chemical element
Au Previous: hvítagull, platin (Pt)
Next: kyksilvur, kviksilvur (Hg)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gull, from Proto-Germanic *gulþą.

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Noun[edit]

gull n (genitive singular guls, uncountable)

  1. gold
  2. (in proverbs) richness, money, livestock
  3. gold medal, first place (sports, etc.)

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n9s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative gull gullið
Accusative gull gullið
Dative gulli gullinum
Genitive guls gulsins

Icelandic[edit]

Icelandic Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gull (gold), from Proto-Germanic *gulþą.

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Noun[edit]

gull n (genitive singular gulls, nominative plural gull)

  1. (uncountable) gold
  2. (countable) a cherished thing
  3. (countable) a gold medal or prize
  4. indefinite accusative singular of gull
  5. indefinite nominative plural of gull
  6. indefinite accusative plural of gull

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gull, from Proto-Germanic *gulþą.

Noun[edit]

gull n (definite singular gullet) (uncountable)

  1. gold

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gull and goll, from Proto-Germanic *gulþą.

Noun[edit]

gull n (definite singular gullet, uncountable)

  1. gold

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Old Norse[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gulþą (gold). Cognate with Old English gold, Old Frisian gold, Old Saxon gold, Old Dutch golt, Old High German gold, Gothic 𐌲𐌿𐌻𐌸 (gulþ). See also Finnish kulta. Ultimately from Pre-Germanic *ǵʰl̥tóm (gold), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰel- (yellow; gleam; to shine).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈɡulː/

Noun[edit]

gull n (genitive gulls, plural gull)

  1. (uncountable, not used in plural form) gold
  2. (countable) a jewel, thing of value, especially a finger-ring
    • Stjórn 78, in 1862, C. R. Unger, Stjórn: gammelnorsk Bibelhistorie: fra Verdens Skabelse til det babyloniske Fangenskab. Christiania, page 254:
      Enn þegar sem hon bar þetta gull, []
      But when she wore that ring, []

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Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Bokmål: gull n
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: gull n
  • Swedish: guld n

References[edit]

  • gull in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • gull in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gull, from Proto-Germanic *gulþą.

Noun[edit]

gull n

  1. (poetic, archaic) gold; standard Swedish guld
    Har du silver har du gull, / har du kistorna full?
    Do you have silver and gold, / are your treasure chests full? (song lyrics)
    Wilt thw wara tik sielffuir hull, / tw älska friiheet meer än gull (Old Swedish, poem by bishop Tomas, 1439)
    Vill du vara dig själver huld, / du älska frihet mer än guld (translated to standard Swedish)
    If you want to help yourself, you should love freedom more than gold
  2. (colloquial) baby, darling, someone dear and cute (gullig), someone to cuddle (gulla med)
    mina små gull
    my little darlings
    Kom nu gullet, det är finfint väder ute
    Come on baby, it's a perfect sunny day

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