gow

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Chinese (gāo, “ointment”), probably as a shortening of 藥膏药膏 (yàogāo).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gow (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial, dated) opium

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English girl.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gow f (plural gows)

  1. (slang) a girl, chick

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish gaibid (lays hold of, grasps).

Verb[edit]

gow (verbal noun goaill)

  1. (transitive)
    1. take, get
      1. catch, capture, apprehend, arrest, affect, engage
      2. (medicine) contract (as disease)
  2. (intransitive)
    1. imperative of immee

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gow ghow ngow
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.