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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish caisel, from Latin castellum.

NounEdit

caiseal m (genitive singular caisil, nominative plural caisil)

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

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

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

MutationEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  • "caiseal" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • caisel” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.