céile Dé

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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Calque of Latin servus Deī.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʲeːlʲe ˈdʲeː/

NounEdit

céile ‎(plural céili Dé)

  1. Culdee; member of a class of anchorites distinguished by special observances and practices, apparently stricter than was usual. Literally, "servant of God".

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
céile Dé chéile Dé céile Dé
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • céile” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.