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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Origin uncertain; perhaps related to Latin cēlō (to hide).

VerbEdit

ceil (third-person singular simple present ceils, present participle ceiling, simple past and past participle ceiled)

  1. (transitive) To line or finish (a surface, such as a wall), with plaster, stucco, thin boards, or similar.
  2. (mathematics) To set a higher bound.

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from French ciel (heavens), from Latin caelum.

NounEdit

ceil (plural ceils)

  1. (poetic) a ceiling
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Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

ceil

  1. (mathematics) Abbreviation of ceiling.

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish ceilid, from Proto-Celtic *keleti, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel-; compare Welsh celu, Latin cēlō, Old English helan.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ceil (present analytic ceileann, future analytic ceilfidh, verbal noun ceilt, past participle ceilte)

  1. to hide, conceal

ConjugationEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ceil cheil gceil
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.