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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin gabiola, from Vulgar Latin *caveola, a diminutive of Latin cavea (cavity, coop, cage). Cognate to Spanish gayola, Portuguese gaiola.

NounEdit

gaiole f (oblique plural gaioles, nominative singular gaiole, nominative plural gaioles)

  1. prison; gaol; jail

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