gabel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French gabelle, from Late Latin gabella, gabulum, gablum; of uncertain origin. Compare gavel (tribute).

Noun[edit]

gabel (plural gabels)

  1. (Britain, law, obsolete) A rent, service, tribute, custom, tax, impost, or duty; an excise.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
    • (Can we date this quote by Jeremy Taylor and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      He enables St. Peter to pay his gabel by the ministry of a fish.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gabel in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gabë (lie, deception) +‎ -el (suffix).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gabel m (indefinite plural gabelë, definite singular gabeli, definite plural gabelët)

  1. (derogatory, vulgar) a Gypsy, Roma

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Topalli, Kolec (2017) , “gabel”, in Fjalor Etimologjik i Gjuhës Shqipe, Durrës, Albania: Jozef, page 518

Cimbrian[edit]

Noun[edit]

gàbel

  1. plural of gabala
  2. dative singular of gabala

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

gabel

  1. First-person singular present of gabeln.
  2. Imperative singular of gabeln.

Mòcheno[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German gabel, gabele, from Old High German gabala, from Proto-West Germanic *gabulu (fork). Cognate with German Gabel.

Noun[edit]

gabel f

  1. pitchfork

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