fèill

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish féil ‎(feast-day, festival), from Latin vigilia ‎(wakefulness, watch), from vigil ‎(awake), from Proto-Indo-European *weǵ- ‎(to be strong).

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NounEdit

fèill f ‎(genitive singular fèille, plural fèillean or fèilltean)

  1. (dated) feast, festival
  2. fair
  3. market, sale
  4. (business, economics) market, demand
    Chan eil fèill mhòr air.‎ ― There isn't a great demand/market for it.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • féil” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
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