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See also: cal, Cal, Cal., and cál

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


Borrowed from Old English cāl, cāul, cāwel, from Latin caulis. Cognate with Irish cál, English cole and kale, Icelandic kál, German Kohl, etc.


càl m (genitive singular càil, no plural)

  1. colewort, greens, cabbage, kale
  2. name for all sorts of cabbage
  3. Scotch broth of which kale is a principal ingredient
  4. dinner
    An d' fhuair thu do chàl?Did you have your dinner (kale)?
  5. (rare) joke

Derived terms[edit]


  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)