EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From French gala, or directly from that word's etymon, which is either Italian gala,[1] or Spanish gala,[2] both meaning "festive occasion", and derived from Old French gale (rejoicing). (The French word likely kept the final -a to avoid homophony with gale (scabies).) Ultimately cognate to gallant and hence probably from Frankish *wala (good, well).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gala (not comparable)

  1. Celebratory; festive.
TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

gala (plural galas)

  1. (uncountable) Pomp, show, or festivity.
  2. A competition
    a swimming gala
  3. (countable) A showy and festive party.
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 gala” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. 2.0 2.1 gala”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

Etymology 2Edit

Sumerian 𒍑𒆪 (gala), cognate to Akkadian 𒍑𒆪 (kalû). A connection to the similar Phrygian and Roman priests of Cybele called gallae or galli has been suggested, but evidence is lacking.[1]

 
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Sumerian statuette of two galas found in the temple of Inanna at Mari.

NounEdit

gala (plural galas)

  1. (historical) A member of an androgynous class of priests of the Sumerian goddess Inanna.
    • 2008, Uri Gabbay, The Akkadian word for "third gender" / the kalû (gala) once again, in Proceedings of the 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Held at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, July 18-22, 2005 (edited by Robert D. Biggs, Jennie Myers, Martha Tobi Roth), page 50:
      (6) Some galas/kalûs are mentioned in Pre-Sargonic and Old Babylonian texts in connection with classes of women, maids, and ḫarimtu-women.
      (7) The gala is sometimes mentioned in the same context with other functionaries [...]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Philippe Borgeaud, Mother of the Gods: From Cybele to the Virgin Mary (2004), page 48

AnagramsEdit


BambaraEdit

NounEdit

gala

  1. dye

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French gale (pleasure), from galer (enjoy onself).

NounEdit

gala f (plural gales)

  1. pomp, display
  2. gala
  3. festival, dance
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin galla.

NounEdit

gala f (plural gales)

  1. gall (abnormal swelling growth on a plant)
    Synonyms: agalla, ballaruc, cecidi

Further readingEdit


CebuanoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ga‧la

NounEdit

gala

  1. a gala; a ball
  2. money thrown to or pinned to the clothing of the wedding couple in a money dance

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

 gala on Dutch Wikipedia
 
People dressed for a Gala

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian or Spanish gala

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈɣaː.laː/
  • Hyphenation: ga‧la

NounEdit

gala n (plural gala's, diminutive galaatje n)

  1. A ceremonial celebration, originally a ball (formal dance), now often a prom.
  2. Formal dress.
    Synonyms: galakleding, staatsiegewaad, staatsiekleding

Derived termsEdit


FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse gala.

VerbEdit

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

  1. to crow (of a chicken)

ConjugationEdit

Conjugation of gala (group v-58)
infinitive gala
supine galið
participle (a26)1 galandi galin
present past
first singular gali gól
second singular gelur gól(st)
third singular gelur gól
plural gala gólu
imperative
singular gal!
plural galið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

gala

  1. third-person singular past historic of galer

GaroEdit

VerbEdit

gala

  1. to throw away

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.

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit


IndonesianEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Sanskrit गल (gala, neck, resin).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡala/
  • Hyphenation: ga‧la

NounEdit

gala

  1. resin
  2. neck

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch gala (ball), from French gala, from Spanish gala, from Old Spanish gala, from Old French gale (rejoicing). Ultimately cognate to gallant and hence probably from Frankish *wala (good, well).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡala/
  • Hyphenation: ga‧la

NounEdit

gala

  1. ball

Further readingEdit


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.

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Etymology 1Edit

From Medieval Latin, Latinized form of Frankish *wala (good, well), from Proto-Germanic *wal-, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁- (to choose, wish).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gala f (plural gale)

  1. bow (ornament on a dress etc)
  2. bow tie (large)
  3. frill, flounce, ruche (guarnizione di trine o stoffa increspata)
  4. roche, ruching, ruffle
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French gale (rejoicing), from galer (to rejoice).

NounEdit

gala m (invariable)

  1. gala
  2. festivity
SynonymsEdit

AnagramsEdit


KilivilaEdit

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

gala

  1. not
    Gala anukwali. - I do not know.

IdiomsEdit

InterjectionEdit

gala

  1. no

AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Gunter Senft (1986), Kilivila: the Language of the Trobriand Islanders. Berlin • New York • Amsterdam: Mouton de Gruyter, p. 223. →ISBN

LatvianEdit

NounEdit

gala m

  1. genitive singular form of gals

Ledo KailiEdit

NounEdit

gala

  1. brass

ManchuEdit

RomanizationEdit

gala

  1. Romanization of ᡤᠠᠯᠠ

MaranaoEdit

NounEdit

gala

  1. plaster, glue

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse gala.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

gala (present tense gjel, past tense gol, supine gale, past participle galen, present participle galande, imperative gal)

  1. to crow (to make the sound of a cuckoo or a rooster)

ReferencesEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

gala

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

ConjugationEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: gala
  • Faroese: gala
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: gala
  • Old Swedish: gala
  • Danish: gale
    • Norwegian Bokmål: gale

Old SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

gala

  1. to sing (of birds)
  2. to crow (of roosters)
  3. to charm, to enchant

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit


PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From French gala, from Italian gala.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gala f

  1. gala (showy and festive party)
  2. costume for gala, formal dress

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • gala in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • gala in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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EtymologyEdit

From Italian gala

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡa.lɐ/, [ˈɡa.lɐ]

  • Hyphenation: ga‧la
  • Rhymes: -alɐ

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, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of galar

SalarEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Kazakh қалау (qalaw).

VerbEdit

gala

  1. to love, like
    Synonym: söy

SidamoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡala/
  • Hyphenation: ga‧la

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

gala

  1. (intransitive) to stay the night

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

gala

  1. (transitive) to conceal

ReferencesEdit

  • Kazuhiro Kawachi (2007) A grammar of Sidaama (Sidamo), a Cushitic language of Ethiopia, page 30
  • Gizaw Shimelis, editor (2007), “gala”, in Sidaama-Amharic-English dictionary, Addis Ababa: Sidama Information and Culture department

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡala/, [ˈɡa.la]

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin Gallus (Gaulish).

AdjectiveEdit

gala

  1. feminine singular of galo

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French gale (rejoicing), from galer (to enjoy oneself). Ultimately cognate to gallant and hence probably from Frankish *wala (good, well).

NounEdit

gala f (plural galas)

  1. gala
  2. elegant dress, male clothes, specially those used in a gala
Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit



SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Italian or Spanish gala

NounEdit

gala c

  1. gala; festival
DeclensionEdit
Declension of gala 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gala galan galor galorna
Genitive galas galans galors galornas
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

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)
ConjugationEdit
Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


TagalogEdit

NounEdit

galà

  1. (colloquial) wandering around; travelling around

WelshEdit

NounEdit

gala

  1. Soft mutation of cala.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cala gala nghala chala
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.