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

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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. take
  2. catch, capture, apprehend, arrest
  3. engage
  4. affect
  5. reduce
  6. (medicine) contract (as disease)

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.