Irish edit

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Etymology edit

From Old Irish deróil, from dí- + ro- + fóill (slight, gentle, fine).

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

dearóil (genitive singular feminine dearóile, plural dearóile, comparative dearóile)

  1. wretched, miserable, forlorn
    Synonyms: aimléiseach, aimlithe, ainnis
  2. poor (with few or no possessions or money)
    Synonyms: bocht, daibhir
  3. mean, lowly
  4. bleak, dreary
    Synonym: argail
  5. puny, insignificant, needy

Declension edit

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Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dearóil dhearóil ndearóil
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading edit