Irish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish caisel, from Latin castellum. Doublet of caistéal.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaʃəl̪ˠ/, /ˈkaʃəlˠ/

Noun edit

caiseal m (genitive singular caisil, nominative plural caisil)

  1. (ancient) stone fort
  2. unmortared stone wall
  3. boundary wall (of church, cemetery)
  4. clamp’, built-up sods, on stack of turf
  5. (chess) rook, castle
  6. (architecture, of column) cincture
  7. spinning top

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • English: cashel

See also edit

Chess pieces in Irish · fir fichille (layout · text)
banríon caiseal easpag ridire ceithearnach, fichillín

Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
caiseal chaiseal gcaiseal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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