gilla

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Old Irish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gilla m ‎(io stem, plural gillai)

  1. youth (of an age to bear arms)
    Dauid in gille dáne‎ ― David the brave youth
  2. male child, boy
  3. messenger, page, servant

Usage notes[edit]

  • As a name element, indicates a specific object of devotion
    • Gilla Chríst
      Christ’s servant (‘Gilchrist’)
    • Gilla Pátraic
      Patrick’s servant

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Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish gilda, from Old Norse gilda. Compare Icelandic gilda.

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Verb[edit]

gilla

  1. to approve of
    Av konungen gillad och stadfäst.
    Approved and ratified by the king.
  2. to like
    Du kommer säkert att gilla henne, hon är så trevlig.
    You are surely going to like her, she is so nice.
  3. to favor

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