geall

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish gell (pledge, surety; stake, wager).

Noun[edit]

geall m (genitive gill, plural geallta)

  1. pledge, security
  2. wager, bet
  3. gage, challenge
  4. palm, prize; supremacy
  5. token, promise; assets
Declension[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish gellaid (pledges oneself, vows, promises; pledges, wagers; gives in pledge; testifies), from gell (pledge, surety; stake, wager).

Verb[edit]

geall (present analytic geallann, future analytic geallfaidh, verbal noun gealladh, past participle geallta)

  1. pledge (one's word), promise
  2. allot, ordain
Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
geall gheall ngeall
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish gell (pledge, surety; stake, wager).

Noun[edit]

geall f (genitive gill, plural gill)

  1. bet, wager

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish gellaid (pledges oneself, vows, promises; pledges, wagers; gives in pledge; testifies), from gell (pledge, surety; stake, wager).

Verb[edit]

geall (past gheall, future geallaidh, verbal noun gealltainn or gealladh, past participle geallte)

  1. promise
Derived terms[edit]
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