Gísli

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Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Gísli m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics

  • son of Gísli: Gíslason
  • daughter of Gísli: Gísladóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Gísli
Accusative Gísla
Dative Gísla
Genitive Gísla

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Norse Gísl, from gísl(hostage). High born children were sometimes kept as hostages . Hence the speculative meaning 'from a noble family'.

Proper noun[edit]

Gísli m

  1. A male given name.

Related terms[edit]