gaiole

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin gabiola, for Vulgar Latin *caveola, a diminutive of Latin cavea (cavity, coop, cage). Cognate to Spanish gayola, Portuguese gaiola.

Noun[edit]

gaiole f (oblique plural gaioles, nominative singular gaiole, nominative plural gaioles)

  1. prison; gaol; jail

Descendants[edit]

  • Galician: xaula (borrowed)
  • Portuguese: jaula (borrowed)
  • Spanish: jaula (borrowed)

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