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 singular gill, nominative plural geallta)

  1. pledge, security
  2. wager, bet
    1. gage, challenge
    2. palm, prize; supremacy
  3. token, promise; asset(s)
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish gellaid ‎(pledge; testify), from gell ‎(pledge, surety).

Verb[edit]

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

  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.

References[edit]

  • "geall" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • gell” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • gellaid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

geall m ‎(genitive singular gill, plural gill)

  1. pledge
  2. mortgage
  3. bet, wager
  4. prize, reward
  5. desire, love
  6. notch
Derived terms[edit]

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, wager
  2. pledge, vow
Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • gell” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • gellaid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.