See also: gallū

AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin gallus.

NounEdit

gallu m (plural gallos)

  1. rooster (male domestic fowl)

LaboyaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gallu

  1. fence
  2. cage
  3. jail

ReferencesEdit

  • Allahverdi Verdizade (2019), “gallu”, in Lamboya word list, Leiden: LexiRumah

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *galnati (to be able)

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

gallu (first-person singular present gallaf)

  1. to be able to, can
  2. to have permission, can
    • 1993, Gareth King, Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar, London: Routledge, →ISBN, p. 202:
      Galli di fenthyg y llyfr ’ma ar ôl i mi ddefnyddio fe.
      You can borrow the book after I’ve used it.

Usage notesEdit

  • In the colloquial language, the preterite of this verb is almost never used; the past tense is rendered by means of the periphrastic imperfect, e.g. roedd e’n gallu (he could, he was able to).
  • In the colloquial language, the future tense of this verb has a present-tense meaning as well, so galla i means both ‘I can’ and ‘I will be able to’.

ConjugationEdit

Alternative verbal adjective forms:

Alternative conditional forms:

SynonymsEdit

  • (be able to): medru (North Wales)

AntonymsEdit

  • ffili (fail, be unable, cannot)
  • methu (fail, be unable, cannot)

NounEdit

gallu m (plural galluoedd)

  1. ability
  2. might, power, potency

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

  • anallu (inability; impotence)

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gallu allu ngallu unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.