gèill

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish gíallaid (gives hostages, obeys, submits; serves, is in base clientship).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gèill (past ghèill, future gèillidh, verbal noun gèilleadh, past participle gèillte)

  1. surrender, submit, yield, cede, give up, comply
  2. serve, obey, do homage
  3. fail
  4. break gradually under strain or pressure

References[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
  • gíallaid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.