giolla

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish gilla (a youth of an age to bear arms).

Noun[edit]

giolla m (genitive singular giolla, nominative plural giollaí)

  1. youth; page, boy
  2. gillie, attendant; manservant, messenger
  3. fellow
  4. (broadcasting) best boy, gofer
  5. (golf) caddie

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
giolla ghiolla ngiolla
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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