gala

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From French gala, or directly from that word's etymon, which is either Italian gala,[1] or Spanish gala,[2] both meaning "festive occasion", and derived from Old French gale (rejoicing). (The French word likely kept the final -a to avoid homophony with gale (scabies).) Ultimately cognate to gallant and hence probably from Frankish *wala (good, well).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gala (not comparable)

  1. Celebratory; festive.
Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

gala (plural galas)

  1. (uncountable) Pomp, show, or festivity.
  2. (countable) A showy and festive party.
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 gala” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. 2.0 2.1 gala” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

Etymology 2[edit]

Sumerian 𒍑𒆪 (gala), cognate to Akkadian 𒍑𒆪 (kalû). A connection to the similar Phrygian and Roman priests of Cybele called gallae or galli has been suggested, but evidence is lacking.[1]

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Sumerian statuette of two galas found in the temple of Inanna at Mari.

Noun[edit]

gala (plural galas)

  1. (historical) A member of an androgynous class of priests of the Sumerian goddess Inanna.
    • 2008, Uri Gabbay, The Akkadian word for "third gender" / the kalû (gala) once again, in Proceedings of the 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Held at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, July 18-22, 2005 (edited by Robert D. Biggs, Jennie Myers, Martha Tobi Roth), page 50:
      (6) Some galas/kalûs are mentioned in Pre-Sargonic and Old Babylonian texts in connection with classes of women, maids, and ḫarimtu-women.
      (7) The gala is sometimes mentioned in the same context with other functionaries [...]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philippe Borgeaud, Mother of the Gods: From Cybele to the Virgin Mary (2004), page 48

Anagrams[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ga‧la

Noun[edit]

gala

  1. a gala; a ball
  2. money thrown or pinned at the married couple in a money dance

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

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 gala on Dutch Wikipedia
People dressed for a Gala

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈɣaː.laː/
  • Hyphenation: ga‧la

Noun[edit]

gala n (plural gala's, diminutive galaatje n)

  1. ball (formal dance)



Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gala.

Verb[edit]

gala (third person singular past indicative gól, third person plural past indicative gólu, supine galið)

  1. to crow (of a chicken)

Conjugation[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gala

  1. third-person singular past historic of galer

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gala, from Proto-Germanic *galaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gala (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative galaði, supine galað)
gala (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative gól, third-person plural past indicative gólum, supine galið)

  1. (intransitive, of a rooster) to crow
    • Matthew 26:74 (Icelandic, English 1 and 2)
      En hann sór og sárt við lagði, að hann þekkti ekki manninn. Um leið gól hani.
      Then he began to call down curses on himself and he swore to them, "I don't know the man!" Immediately a rooster crowed.
  2. (intransitive) to cry, to scream

Conjugation[edit]

Originally a strong verb, but now most usually weak; the strong conjugation is mostly archaic or poetic, and is especially rare in the present tense.

Synonyms[edit]

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Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Sanskrit गल (gala, neck, resin).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡala/
  • Hyphenation: ga‧la

Noun[edit]

gala

  1. resin
  2. neck

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch gala (ball).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡala/
  • Hyphenation: ga‧la

Noun[edit]

gala

  1. ball

Further reading[edit]


Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gala

  1. nominative plural of gal

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gala ghala ngala
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Medieval Latin, Latinized form of Frankish *wala (good, well), from Proto-Germanic *wal-, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁- (to choose, wish).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡaː.la], /ˈɡala/

Noun[edit]

gala f (plural gale)

  1. bow (ornament on a dress etc)
  2. bow tie (large)
  3. frill, flounce, ruche (guarnizione di trine o stoffa increspata)
  4. roche, ruching, ruffle

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French gale (rejoicing), from galer (to rejoice).

Noun[edit]

gala m (invariable)

  1. gala
  2. festivity

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Kilivila[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

gala

  1. not
    Gala anukwali. - I do not know.

Idioms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

gala

  1. no

Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

  • Gunter Senft (1986), Kilivila: the Language of the Trobriand Islanders. Berlin • New York • Amsterdam: Mouton de Gruyter, p. 223. →ISBN

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

gala m

  1. genitive singular form of gals

Ledo Kaili[edit]

Noun[edit]

gala

  1. brass

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gala.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gala (present tense gjel, past tense gol, past participle gale, present participle galande, imperative gal)

  1. to crow (to make the sound of a cuckoo or a rooster)

References[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *galaną, whence also Old English galan, Old Saxon galan, Old High German galan. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʰel- (to shout, charm away).

Verb[edit]

gala

  1. to sing
  2. to crow
  3. to chant (spells)

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: gale
  • Faroese: gala
  • Icelandic: gala
  • Norwegian Bokmål: gale
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: gala
  • Swedish: gala

Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gala, from Proto-Germanic *galaną.

Verb[edit]

gala

  1. to sing (of birds)
  2. to crow (of roosters)
  3. to charm, to enchant

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French gala, from Italian gala.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gala f

  1. gala (showy and festive party)
  2. costume for gala, formal dress

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • gala in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • gala in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian gala

Noun[edit]

gala f (plural galas)

  1. gala (showy and festive party)

Verb[edit]

gala

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of galar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of galar

Spanish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin Gallus (Gaulish).

Adjective[edit]

gala

  1. Feminine singular of adjective galo.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French gale (rejoicing). Ultimately cognate to gallant and hence probably from Frankish *wala (good, well).

Noun[edit]

gala f (plural galas)

  1. gala
  2. elegant dress, male clothes, specially those used in a gala

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

gala c

  1. gala; festival
Declension[edit]
Declension of gala 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gala galan galor galorna
Genitive galas galans galors galornas
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Swedish gala, from Old Norse gala, from Proto-Germanic *galaną.

Verb[edit]

gala (present gal, preterite gol, supine galit, imperative gal)

  1. to crow; to make a sound characteristic of a rooster
    förrän hanen har galit ... Och i detsamma gol hanen ... Förrän hanen gal
    before the cock crow ... And immediately the cock crew ... Before the cock crow (Matthew 26:34, 74, 75)
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Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

gala

  1. Soft mutation of cala.