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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From gallon.

Abbreviation

gal or gal. (plural gal or gals)

  1. gallon

Etymology 2

Representing a nonstandard pronunciation of girl.

Noun

Singular
gal

Plural
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  1. (colloquial) An adolescent girl or young woman.
Synonyms

Etymology 3

Shortened from galileo

Noun

Singular
gal

Plural
gals

gal (gals) (symbol Gal)
  1. A galileo.

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Noun

gal

  1. bile

Dutch

Noun

gal

  1. bile

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish gal < Proto-Celtic *galā (ability); cf. Welsh gallu (be able).

Pronunciation

  • (Munster) IPA: [ɡɑl̪ˠ]
  • (Connacht, Ulster) IPA: [ɡal̪ˠ]

Noun

gal f.

  1. valor
  2. steam

Declension

Second declension

Bare forms

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gal gala
Vocative a ghal a ghala
Genitive gaile gal
Dative gal gala

Forms with the definite article

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an ghal na gala
Genitive na gaile na ngal
Dative leis an ngal

don ghal

leis na gala

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gal ghal ngal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Norwegian

Etymology

From Old Norse galinn, from gala (sing bewitching songs, in actuality bewitched by magical singing)

Adjective

gal (masculine gal; feminine gal; neuter galt; plural gale; comparative galere; superlative galest)

  1. insane; crazy; out of one's mind
  2. with a very strong interest in (love, the need for speed, etc.)
  3. incorrect; erroneous
  4. unfortunate
  5. wrong; illegal; morally reproachable

Derived terms

insane; crazy
with a very strong interest in
phrases

Noun

gal m. (definite singular galen; indefinite plural galer; definite plural galene)

  1. rooster crow (instance of)

Derived terms

Related terms

Verb

gal

  1. Imperative of gale

References

  • gal” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.

Occitan

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:oc:Template:lang:la derivations]] gallus.

Pronunciation

Noun

gal (plural gals)

  1. cock, rooster

Related terms


Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ang, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *ghoilos (frothing, tempestuous, wanton). Cognate with Old Saxon gēl (Dutch geil (salacious, lustful)), Old High German geil (German geil (lustful)), Old Norse geiligr (beautiful). The IE root may also be the source of Lithuanian gailùs (sharp, biting), Russian зело (very).

Pronunciation

Adjective

gāl

  1. wanton, lustful; wicked
    And se Iouis wearð swa swyðe gal þæt he on his agenre swyster gewifode. And Jove became so depraved that he married his own sister. (Wulfstan, De Falsis Deis)

Old French

Noun

gal m.

  1. rock

Derived terms

References

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

Polish

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Noun

gal m. [[Category:Template:lang:pl nouns|gal]]

  1. (chemistry) gallium

Declension

Singular only
Nominative gal
Genitive galu
Dative galowi
Accusative gal
Instrumental galem
Locative galu
Vocative galu

Rohingya

Noun

gal

  1. mouth

Swedish

Verb

gal

  1. Present tense (active) of gala.
  2. Imperative (active) of gala.

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