gell

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

gell (plural gells)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of girl.
    • 1861, George Eliot, “Chapter 14”, in Silas Marner:
      Well, mayhap that'll do, as it's a little gell, for they're easier persuaded to sit i' one place nor the lads.
    • 1906, Edith Nesbit, The Railway Children, Chapter 4: "The engine-burglar":
      "You're a naughty little gell, that's what you are," said the fireman, and the engine-driver said:--
      "Daring little piece, I call her," but they made her sit down on an iron seat in the cab and told her to stop crying and tell them what she meant by it.
  2. Alternative form of gill (a leech)

Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

gell

  1. Soft mutation of kell.

Adjective[edit]

gell

  1. brown

See also[edit]

Colors in Breton · livioù (layout · text)
     gwenn      louet      du
             ruz              orañjez, melen-ruz; gell              melen
                          gwer, glas             
                                       glas
                          glasruz              roz

Cornish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *gello- (yellow) or *gelo- (white) (compare Middle Welsh gell (yellow), Old Irish gel (white, fair, shining), whence Irish geal (white, bright)), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃- (gleam, yellow) (compare English yellow, Ancient Greek χλωρός (khlōrós, light green), Latin helvus (dull yellow), Lithuanian žalias (green), Persian زر(zar, yellow), Sanskrit हरि (hari, greenish-yellow), Welsh gwelw (pale))).

Adjective[edit]

gell

  1. light brown

See also[edit]

Colors in Cornish · liwyow (layout · text)
     gwynn      loos, glas      du
             rudh; kogh              rudhvelyn; gell, gorm              melyn
                          gwyrdh, glas             
                                       glas
             glasrudh, purpur              majenta; purpur, glasrudh              gwynnrudh, kigliw

Related terms[edit]

  • gorm (dark brown)

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

gell

  1. Soft mutation of kell.

Mutation[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Etymology 1[edit]

From gellen.

Adjective[edit]

gell (comparative geller, superlative am gellsten)

  1. (literary) shrill
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From gelten (to be valid).

Adverb[edit]

gell

  1. (colloquial, regional, southern Germany, Switzerland, Austria) right?; is it?; is it not?
    Synonyms: ne, nicht, nicht wahr, oder, wa
    Wir gehen, gell?We’re going, aren’t we?
    Du verstehst mich, gell?You understand me, right?

Further reading[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Verb[edit]

gell (strong)

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gjalla

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *geldom (pledge), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeldʰ- (compare Proto-Germanic *geldaną (to pay)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gell n

  1. a pledge, a surety.
  2. a hostage
  3. a stake, a wager

Inflection[edit]

Neuter o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative gellN gellN gellL, gella
Vocative gellN gellN gellL, gella
Accusative gellN gellN gellL, gella
Genitive gillL gell gellN
Dative giullL gellaib gellaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Irish: gell

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gell

  1. Soft mutation of cell.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cell gell nghell chell
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.