Gaol meaning

jāl
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(UK, Ireland, Australia) Alternative spelling of jail.
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(UK) Alternative spelling of jail.
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Origin of gaol

  • From Middle English gayole, gaylle, gaille, gayle, gaile, via Old French gaiole, gayolle, gaole, from Medieval Latin gabiola, for *caveola, a diminutive of Latin cavea (“cavity, coop, cage”).

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