Word of the Day Gadol: Great Bowels, Grandma

Gadol can function as a noun meaning a great person, in the sense of being an intellectual giant, but it also means many other things.

The simplest meaning of gadol (ga-DOHL) is "big," as in the unexpectedly large size of the Big Bad Wolf's ears, eyes and mouth, as remarked upon by Little Red Riding Hood when she somewhat inexplicably confuses the wolf with her grandmother. But it can mean quite a few other things besides, including "older," "great" and, in the plural, "bowel movement."