gíall

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See also: giall

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gíall m

  1. (anatomy) jaw
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]
  • Irish: giall (jaw, lower cheek)
  • Scottish Gaelic: giall (jaw, jowl)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *gēstlos (compare Welsh gwystl, Old Cornish guistel, Breton gouestl), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeystlo-, from *gʰeydʰ-.

Noun[edit]

gíall m

  1. human pledge, hostage
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Irish: giall (hostage, human pledge)
  • Scottish Gaelic: giall (hostage, pledge)

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
gíall gíall
pronounced with /ɣ(ʲ)-/
ngíall
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • 1 gíall” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 2 gíall” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.