See also: gall and Gall

SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Used in Swedish since 1674, same as Icelandic gjallr, like Middle Low German adverb gelle (loud), based on an extinct meaning of Swedish verb gälla (to yell), from Old Swedish gælla (from Old Norse gjalla, from Proto-Germanic *gellaną), Icelandic gjalla, Old High German and Old English gellan, German gellen, English yell

AdjectiveEdit

gäll (comparative gällare, superlative gällast)

  1. shrill; high-pitched
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of gäll
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular gäll gällare gällast
Neuter singular gällt gällare gällast
Plural gälla gällare gällast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 gälle gällare gällaste
All gälla gällare gällaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

Etymology 2Edit

From the verb gala (to crow), Old Swedish gæld

NounEdit

gäll n

  1. a crow (of a roaster), a cockcrow, a cry
DeclensionEdit
Declension of gäll 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gäll gället gäll gällen
Genitive gälls gällets gälls gällens
Related termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Swedish giæld, præstagiæld, corresponding to gäld (payment) (to the priest)

NounEdit

gäll n

  1. a vicarage, a pastorage, a parish, the area paying the salary (see gäld) for one priest
DeclensionEdit
Declension of gäll 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gäll gället gäll gällen
Genitive gälls gällets gälls gällens
SynonymsEdit
Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

gäll

  1. imperative of gälla.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit


WestrobothnianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒɛlː/, /d͡ʒiːl/

Etymology 1Edit

Compare Old Norse gildi (payment, guild).

NounEdit

gäll n

  1. feast, banquet
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse gjald, from Proto-Germanic *geldą.

NounEdit

gäll f

  1. debt
    kömmi ass bothi gälln
    got us out of debt

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

gäll

  1. present singular of gääll