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See also: gole and golé

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


  • IPA(key): [ˈɡɨlɛ], [ˈɡɛlɛ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root of goły (naked, bare), from Proto-Slavic *golъ; compare Polish goły, Russian го́лый (gólyj), and Old Church Slavonic голъ (golŭ).


góle n (genitive góleśa, plural źiśi)

  1. child

The words źiśe and góle are in a suppletive relationship. In the nominative and accusative singular, źiśe and góle are both found; in these cases góle implies a young child (up to about 6 years old) and źiśe a somewhat older one. The genitive, dative, instrumental, and locative singular as well the entire dual are formed from góle, while the plural is formed from źiśe; in these cases there is no semantic distinction between the two roots.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of góla (forest; heath).



  1. genitive singular of góla
  2. nominative plural of góla
  3. accusative plural of góla