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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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Particularly: “Via the Old Irish [Term?], from the Proto-Indo-European *dʰuh₂li-, from *dʰewh₂-?”

NounEdit

dúil f (genitive singular dúile)

  1. desire, like, hankering, appetite
    Níl dúil i mbainne agam.I have no desire for milk.
    D’imigh mo dhúil as an mbiadh.I lost my appetite for food.
    Blais é agus tiocfaidh dúil agat ann.Taste it and you will get an appetite for it.
    dúil an anmaan intense desire
    cuirim dúil iI desire
    Glacann dúil in athrú mé.I became desirous of change.
    Ghlac dúil mé féin sna cártaí.I became enamored of card-playing.
    dúil chráitea craving
    dúil nimheconsuming desire
    Synonyms: fonn, mian, saint
  2. expectation, hope
    ag dúil leisexpecting him, looking out for him
    mar dhúil is goin the hope that
    Synonyms: dóchas, súil
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish dúil.

NounEdit

dúil f (genitive singular dúile, nominative plural dúile)

  1. element (simplest or essential part or principle of anything; simplest chemical substance; basic building blocks in ancient philosophy)
    Synonyms: eilimint, uraiceacht
  2. (in plural) the elements (atmospheric forces)
    a Dhia na ndúlO God of Nature
    Thug sé Dia agus dúile.He swore by God and the elements.
    ó Dhia is ó dhúilefrom God and the elements
  3. creature, being
    dúil dhaonnaa human creature
    dúil ainglían angelic being
    dúil bheoa living thing
    An dúil de dhéithe í?Is she a being from the gods?
    dúil dár dhligh searca being who deserved to be loved
    Synonyms: créatúr, neach
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dúil dhúil ndúil
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

dúil f

  1. element
  2. being, creature
  3. thing

InflectionEdit

Feminine i-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit