See also: gíall

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish gíall (jaw).

NounEdit

giall m (genitive singular géill, nominative plural gialla)

  1. (anatomy) jaw, (lower) cheek
  2. (of door, etc.) cheek, jamb
  3. (architecture, of house) corner (of gable-end)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish gíall (human pledge, hostage), from Proto-Celtic *gēstlos (compare Welsh gwystl).

NounEdit

giall m (genitive singular géill, nominative plural gialla)

  1. hostage, (human) pledge
    Synonym: brá
DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
giall ghiall ngiall
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish GaelicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish gíall (jaw).

NounEdit

giall f (genitive singular gialla or gèille, plural giallan or gèillean)

  1. (anatomy) jaw, jowl

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish gíall (human pledge, hostage).

NounEdit

giall m (genitive singular gialla, plural giallan)

  1. hostage, pledge

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
giall ghiall
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.