gälla

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse gjalda, from Proto-Germanic *geldaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeldʰ- (to pay). Under influence from Low German gelden, compare gälda.

Verb[edit]

gälla

  1. to be valid; to be correct or proper
  2. to geld, to castrate
Conjugation[edit]
Usage notes[edit]
  • The first meaning is by far the most common.
  • The geld meaning can also be conjugated -ade, according to gälla in Svenska Akademiens ordlista över svenska språket (8th ed., 1923)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gälla

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of gäll