ghillie vs gillie what difference

what is difference between ghillie and gillie

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: gĭlʹē, IPA(key): /ˈɡɪli/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡili/
  • Rhymes: -ɪli
  • Hyphenation: ghil‧lie

Noun

ghillie (plural ghillies)

  1. A low-cut type of shoe with decorative lacing.
  2. Alternative spelling of gillie.
Translations

Verb

ghillie (third-person singular simple present ghillies, present participle ghillying, simple past and past participle ghillied)

  1. Alternative spelling of gillie.

See also

  • ghillie suit

Further reading

  • Ghillies (dance) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


English

Etymology 1

From Scottish Gaelic gille (helper), from Middle Irish gilla (youth, young man; boy, male child; messenger, page, servant), possibly borrowed from Old Norse gildr (brawny, stout; of full worth). Compare Irish giolla (boy).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: gĭlʹē, IPA(key): /ˈɡɪli/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡili/
  • Rhymes: -ɪli
  • Hyphenation: gil‧lie

Noun

gillie (plural gillies)

  1. (Scotland, originally) A male attendant of a Scottish Highland chief.
  2. (Britain, Ireland, Scotland) A fishing and hunting guide; a man or boy who attends to a person who is fishing or hunting, especially in Scotland.
Alternative forms
  • ghillie
  • gilly
Derived terms
  • ghillie suit, gillie suit
  • gillie-casflue
  • gillie-wetfoot
Translations

Verb

gillie (third-person singular simple present gillies, present participle gillying, simple past and past participle gillied)

  1. (intransitive) To be a gillie, a fishing or hunting guide, for (someone).

Etymology 2

From gill (drink measure for spirits) +‎ -ie; probably a nonce word coined by Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759–1796) to maintain the rhyme in a poem entitled On a Scotch Bard Gone to the West Indies, first published in 1786: see the quotation.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: jĭlʹē, IPA(key): /ˈdʒɪli/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈdʒili/
  • Rhymes: -ɪli
  • Hyphenation: gil‧lie

Noun

gillie (plural gillies)

  1. (Scotland) A gill of an alcoholic drink. [from 1786]

Further reading

  • gillie on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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