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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

gell (plural gells)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of girl.
    • 1861, George Eliot, “Chapter 14”, in Silas Marner:
      Well, mayhap that'll do, as it's a little gell, for they're easier persuaded to sit i' one place nor the lads.
    • 1906, Edith Nesbit, The Railway Children, Chapter 4: "The engine-burglar":
      "You're a naughty little gell, that's what you are," said the fireman, and the engine-driver said:--
      "Daring little piece, I call her," but they made her sit down on an iron seat in the cab and told her to stop crying and tell them what she meant by it.
  2. Alternative form of gill (a leech)

BretonEdit

NounEdit

gell

  1. Soft mutation of kell.

AdjectiveEdit

gell

  1. brown

CornishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Celtic *gello- (yellow) or *gelo- (white) (compare Middle Welsh gell (yellow), Old Irish gel (white, fair, shining), whence Irish geal (white, bright)), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃- (gleam, yellow) (compare English yellow, Ancient Greek χλωρός (khlōrós, light green), Latin helvus (dull yellow), Lithuanian žalias (green), Persian زر(zar, yellow), Sanskrit हरि (hari, greenish-yellow), Welsh gwelw (pale))).

AdjectiveEdit

gell

  1. light brown

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

gell

  1. Soft mutation of kell.

MutationEdit


GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Etymology 1Edit

From gellen.

AdjectiveEdit

gell (comparative geller, superlative am gellsten)

  1. (literary) shrill
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From gelten (to be valid).

AdverbEdit

gell

  1. (colloquial, regional, southern Germany, Switzerland, Austria) right?; is it?; is it not?
    Synonyms: ne, nicht, nicht wahr, oder, wa
    Wir gehen, gell?We’re going, aren’t we?
    Du verstehst mich, gell?You understand me, right?

Further readingEdit


IcelandicEdit

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *geldom (pledge), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeldʰ- (compare Proto-Germanic *geldaną (to pay)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gell n

  1. a pledge, a surety.
  2. a hostage
  3. a stake, a wager

InflectionEdit

Neuter o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative gellN gellN gellL, gella
Vocative gellN gellN gellL, gella
Accusative gellN gellN gellL, gella
Genitive gillL gell gellN
Dative giullL gellaib gellaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
gell gell
pronounced with /ɣ(ʲ)-/
ngell
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gell

  1. Soft mutation of cell.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cell gell nghell chell
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.