From Old Irish ganndal m (“gander”).
gandal m (genitive singular gandail, nominative plural gandail)
- gander (adult male goose)
- Coordinate terms: gé, góislín
- (figuratively) cackler, senseless talker
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- "gandal" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
- C. Marstrander, E. G. Quin et al., editors (1913–76), “ganndal”, in Dictionary of the Irish Language: Based Mainly on Old and Middle Irish Materials, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, →ISBN
- Entries containing “gandal” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
- Entries containing “gandal” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.