gel

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See also: gél, Gel, GEL, and gęl

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Coined by Thomas Graham in the mid 19th century as a clipping of gelatin, from French gélatine, from Italian gelatina, diminutive form of gelata(iced), from Latin gelata, past participle of gelo(to freeze), from gelu(frost), from Proto-Indo-European *gel-(cold)

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Noun[edit]

gel ‎(countable and uncountable, plural gels)

  1. A semi-solid to almost solid colloid of a solid and a liquid, such as jelly, cheese or opal.
    • 2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, “Alzheimer’s Disease”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 200:
      Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems—surgical foam, a thermal gel depot, a microcapsule or biodegradable polymer beads.
  2. Any gel intended for a particular cosmetic use, such as for styling the hair.
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For more information on classification of colloids, see Wikipedia article on colloids

Verb[edit]

gel ‎(third-person singular simple present gels, present participle gelling, simple past and past participle gelled)

  1. (transitive) To apply (cosmetic) gel to (the hair, etc).
  2. (intransitive) To become a gel.
  3. (intransitive) To develop a rapport.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Imitative of upper-class British pronunciation of girl.

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Noun[edit]

gel ‎(plural gels)

  1. (Britain) A girl.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gelu.

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Noun[edit]

gel m ‎(plural gels)

  1. ice

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Noun[edit]

gel m, n ‎(plural gels)

  1. gel (suspension of solid in liquid)
  2. gel (cosmetic preparation)

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Dutch Low Saxon[edit]

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gel

  1. yellow

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gelu

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gel m ‎(plural gels)

  1. frost
  2. gel (suspension of solid in liquid)
  3. gel (cosmetic preparation)

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gel ‎(comparative geler, superlative am gelsten)

  1. (archaic) Alternative spelling of gelb (yellow).

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German Low German[edit]

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gel

  1. Alternative spelling of geel

Icelandic[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gel n ‎(genitive singular gels, no plural)

  1. gel

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Nalca[edit]

Noun[edit]

gel

  1. woman
  2. wife

Old French[edit]

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Contraction[edit]

gel

  1. Contraction of ge + le (I [] it)

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *gelos, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃-(to shine).

Adjective[edit]

gel

  1. bright
  2. clear
  3. white

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Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
gel gel
pronounced with /ɣ(ʲ)-/
ngel
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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  • 1 gel” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *ghoilos(frothing, tempestuous, wanton). Cognate with Old English gāl, Dutch geil(salacious, lustful), Old High German geil (German geil(lustful)), Old Norse geiligr(beautiful).

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gēl (comparative gēloro, superlative gēlost)

  1. wanton, lustful; wicked

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Portuguese[edit]

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gel m (plural géis or geles (rare))

  1. gel (suspension of solid in liquid)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

gel m ‎(plural geles)

  1. gel

Turkish[edit]

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gel

  1. imperative of gelmek