Last modified on 29 May 2014, at 21:16

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *gīslaz (hostage, sprout), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeysl- (hostage, prisoner), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeyǵʰ- (to desire, gape, long for, beyearn).

NounEdit

ġīsl m

  1. a hostage

DeclensionEdit