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See also: galla, Galla, and gælla

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SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Swedish giælda, giælla, gælla, from Old Norse gjalda, from Proto-Germanic *geldaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeldʰ- (to pay). Under influence from Low German gelden, compare gälda.

VerbEdit

gälla

  1. to be valid; to be correct or proper
  2. to concern; to regard; to be about (something)
  3. to geld; to castrate
Usage notesEdit
  • The first two meanings are by far the most common.
  • The geld meaning can also be conjugated -ade, according to gälla in Svenska Akademiens ordlista över svenska språket (8th ed., 1923)
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Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

gälla

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of gäll.