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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch guul, gûle. Compare German Gaul (hack, nag) and (regional) Swedish gula (old horse).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

guil m (plural guilen, diminutive guiltje n)

  1. an old or worn-down horse, a nag
    Synonym: knol
  2. (obsolete) any horse, in particular a workhorse
    Synonyms: paard, werkpaard
  3. a lazy person
  4. (obsolete) a coarse, crude person

Usage notesEdit

Many old dictionaries also mention a meaning “mare, especially one that hasn't borne foals or hasn't been covered”.

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Scottish GaelicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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VerbEdit

guil (past ghuil, future guilidh, verbal noun gul, past participle guilte)

  1. weep, cry
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

guil m

  1. genitive singular of gul