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
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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
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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
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Verb[edit]

gäll

  1. imperative of gälla.

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