Last modified on 12 September 2014, at 13:43
See also: Gala, gaļa, gaļā, and γάλα

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French gala or Italian gala.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gala (not comparable)

  1. Celebratory; festive.

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NounEdit

gala (plural galas)

  1. (uncountable) Pomp, show, or festivity.
  2. (countable) A showy and festive party.

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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse gala.

VerbEdit

at gala (third person singular past indicative gól, third person plural past indicative gólu, supine galið)

  1. to crow (of a chicken)

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse gala, from Proto-Germanic *galaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

gala (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative galaði, supine galað)
gala (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative gól, third-person plural past indicative gólum, supine galið)

  1. (intransitive, of a rooster) to crow
    • Matthew 26:74 (Icelandic, English 1 and 2)
      En hann sór og sárt við lagði, að hann þekkti ekki manninn. Um leið gól hani.
      Then he began to call down curses on himself and he swore to them, "I don't know the man!" Immediately a rooster crowed.
  2. (intransitive) to cry, to scream

ConjugationEdit

Originally a strong verb, but now most usually weak; the strong conjugation is mostly archaic or poetic, and is especially rare in the present tense.

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gala

  1. nominative plural of gal

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gala ghala ngala
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin, Latinized form of Frankish *wala (good, well), from Proto-Germanic *wal-, from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to choose, wish).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡaː.la], /ˈɡala/

NounEdit

gala f (plural gale)

  1. bow (ornament on a dress etc)
  2. bow tie (large)
  3. frill (guarnizione di trine o stoffa increspata)

NounEdit

gala m (invariable)

  1. gala
  2. festivity

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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *galaną, whence also Old English galan, Old Saxon galan, Old High German galan. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʰol-, *gʰel- (to shout, charm away).

VerbEdit

gala

  1. to sing
  2. to crow
  3. to chant (spells)

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

gala f (plural galas)

  1. gala (showy and festive party)

VerbEdit

gala

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of galar
  2. second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of galar

SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gala f (masculine galo, feminine plural galas, masculine plural galos)

  1. feminine form of galo

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

gala c

  1. gala; festival

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VerbEdit

gala (present gal , preterite gol , supine galit , imperative gal )

  1. to crow; to make a sound characteristic of a rooster
    förrän hanen har galit ... Och i detsamma gol hanen ... Förrän hanen gal
    before the cock crow ... And immediately the cock crew ... Before the cock crow (Matthew 26:34, 74, 75)

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