See also: Gow

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese (gāo, “ointment”), probably as a shortening of 藥膏药膏 (yàogāo).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gow (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial, dated) opium

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English girl.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gow f (plural gows)

  1. (slang) a girl, chick

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish gaibid (lays hold of, grasps).

VerbEdit

gow (verbal noun goaill)

  1. (transitive)
    1. take, get
      1. catch, capture, apprehend, arrest, affect, engage
      2. (medicine) contract (as disease)
  2. (intransitive)
    1. imperative of immee

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gow ghow ngow
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Middle EnglishEdit

PronounEdit

gow

  1. Alternative form of yow