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Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *geisla-, perhaps related to Old Irish giall ‘hostage’. Cognate with Old Saxon gīsal (Dutch gijzelaar), Old High German gīsal (German Geisel), Old Norse gísl.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'gi:zel/

Noun

gīsel m

  1. a hostage
    He him aðas swor and gislas salde: he swore oaths to them and gave them hostages. (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle)

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