gëllen

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See also: gellen

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German guldīn, from Proto-Germanic *gulþīnaz. Cognate with German golden, gülden, Dutch gouden, English golden, Icelandic gullinn

Adjective[edit]

gëllen ‎(masculine gëllenen, neuter gëllent, comparative méi gëllen, superlative am gëllensten)

  1. golden
    D'Kierch huet e gëllent Tabernakel.
    The church has a golden tabernacle.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old High German *geldan, northern variant of geltan, from Proto-Germanic *geldaną. The vocalism is generalized from the 2nd and 3rd person singular present. Cognate with German gelten, Dutch gelden, Low German gellen, Icelandic gjalda, English yield.

Verb[edit]

gëllen ‎(third-person singular present gëllt, past participle gegollt, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to be valid; to count; to be in effect
    De Gol huet net gegollt.
    The goal did not count.
    Dat neit Gesetz gëllt vum 1. Juli un.
    The new law will be in effect from the 1st of July.
Conjugation[edit]
Regular
infinitive gëllen
participle gegollt
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular gëllen
2nd singular gëlls gëll
3rd singular gëllt
1st plural gëllen
2nd plural gëllt gëllt
3rd plural gëllen
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.
Usage notes[edit]
  • There is an alternative (but rarer) past participle gegëllt.