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IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Irish ríagal, from Old Irish ríagol, ríagul(rule; line, measure), from Latin rēgula.

NounEdit

riail f ‎(genitive singular rialach, nominative plural rialacha)

  1. rule
    1. regulation, principle
    2. sway, authority; order
    3. (ecclesiastical) code of discipline
    4. (law) order
    5. ruler; (typography) rule
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

riail

  1. (transitive, intransitive) Alternative form of rialaigh(rule; govern, control; regulate; govern; line)

ReferencesEdit

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