gäll

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See also: gall and Gall

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Used in Swedish since 1674, same as Icelandic gjallr, like Middle Low German adverb gelle (loud), based on an extinct meaning of Swedish verb gälla (to yell), from Old Swedish gælla (from Old Norse gjalla, from Proto-Germanic *gellaną), Icelandic gjalla, Old High German and Old English gellan, German gellen, English yell

Adjective[edit]

gäll (comparative gällare, superlative gällast)

  1. shrill; high-pitched
Declension[edit]
Inflection of gäll
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular gäll gällare gällast
Neuter singular gällt gällare gällast
Plural gälla gällare gällast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 gälle gällare gällaste
All gälla gällare gällaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the verb gala (to crow), Old Swedish gæld

Noun[edit]

gäll n

  1. a crow (of a roaster), a cockcrow, a cry
Declension[edit]
Declension of gäll 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gäll gället gäll gällen
Genitive gälls gällets gälls gällens
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Swedish giæld, præstagiæld, corresponding to gäld (payment) (to the priest)

Noun[edit]

gäll n

  1. a vicarage, a pastorage, a parish, the area paying the salary (see gäld) for one priest
Declension[edit]
Declension of gäll 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gäll gället gäll gällen
Genitive gälls gällets gälls gällens
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Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

gäll

  1. imperative of gälla.

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