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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish mell (a ball, sphere, round mass; a round protuberance, swelling).

NounEdit

meall m (genitive singular mill, nominative plural meallta)

  1. ball, globe
    1. prominent, fleshy part
    2. protuberance, projection
    3. tumour, swelling; (plural) mumps
    4. (topography) knoll, mound
  2. lump, mass
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

meall (present analytic meallann, future analytic meallfaidh, verbal noun mealladh, past participle meallta) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. beguile, charm; entice
  2. delude, deceive; disappoint
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

meall (genitive singular masculine mill, genitive singular feminine mille, plural mealla, comparative mille)

  1. Alternative form of meallach (beguiling, pleasant, delightful)
DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
meall mheall not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

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

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

meall m (genitive singular mill, plural mill)

  1. lump
  2. hill
  3. large number
  4. (weather) shower (of rain)

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

meall (past mheall, future meallaidh, verbal noun mealladh, past participle meallta)

  1. deceive, trick, cheat
  2. entice, beguile, inveigle
  3. seduce, charm, tempt

Derived termsEdit