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Etymology 1[edit]


gally (plural gallies)

  1. Archaic form of galley.

Etymology 2[edit]

From gall +‎ -y.


gally (comparative more gally, superlative most gally)

  1. Characterised by or resembling gall; bitter.
    • 1665, Robert Hooke, Micrographia, XXV:
      For by the Dart, which is likewise a pipe, is made a deep passage into the skin, and then by the anger of the Fly, is his gally poisonous liquor injected […].

Etymology 3[edit]

See gallow (transitive verb).


gally (third-person singular simple present gallies, present participle gallying, simple past and past participle gallied)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, dialect) To frighten; to worry.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of T. Brown to this entry?)

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 gally in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)




From a Slavic language.



gally (plural gallyak)

  1. twig


Inflection (stem in -a-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative gally gallyak
accusative gallyat gallyakat
dative gallynak gallyaknak
instrumental gallyal gallyakkal
causal-final gallyért gallyakért
translative gallyá gallyakká
terminative gallyig gallyakig
essive-formal gallyként gallyakként
inessive gallyban gallyakban
superessive gallyon gallyakon
adessive gallynál gallyaknál
illative gallyba gallyakba
sublative gallyra gallyakra
allative gallyhoz gallyakhoz
elative gallyból gallyakból
delative gallyról gallyakról
ablative gallytól gallyaktól
Possessive forms of gally
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. gallyam gallyaim
2nd person sing. gallyad gallyaid
3rd person sing. gallya gallyai
1st person plural gallyunk gallyaink
2nd person plural gallyatok gallyaitok
3rd person plural gallyuk gallyaik

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