gissel

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Danish gidsel, from Old Norse gísl, from Proto-Germanic *gīslaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡis.sel/, [ˈɡɪs.səl], [ˈɡɪs.sl̩]

Noun[edit]

gissel m, n (definite singular gisselen or gisselet or gislet, indefinite plural gisler or gissel, definite plural gislene or gisla)

  1. a hostage

References[edit]

“gissel” in The Bokmål Dictionary.


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish gidsel, from Old Norse gísl, from Proto-Germanic *gīslaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡis.sel/, [ˈɡɪs.səl], [ˈɡɪs.sl̩]

Noun[edit]

gissel m (definite singular gisselen, indefinite plural gislar, definite plural gislane)

  1. a hostage

References[edit]

“gissel” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.


Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old Swedish gisl and the older gesl, having feminine gender. Used in the 1541 Bible translation with the plural gisslar. Corresponding to Old Norse geisli, related to Old Norse geirr (spear), Old English ger (spear) and English gear. Cognates include Icelandic geisli, German Geißel, Dutch gesel.

Noun[edit]

gissel n

  1. a scourge, a whip, a rod
  2. a pain
  3. a torturer, an adversary, a critic

Declension[edit]

Declension of gissel 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gissel gisslet gissel gisslen
Genitive gissels gisslets gissels gisslens

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References[edit]

  • gissel in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)