Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from English scald.


sgall (past sgall, future sgallaidh, verbal noun sgalladh, past participle sgallta)

  1. scald
  2. trouble, disturb

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Old Norse skalli.


sgall m (genitive singular sgaill, plural sgallan)

  1. baldness
  2. bald head
  3. scall, scab
Derived terms[edit]


  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)