Open main menu

Scottish GaelicEdit


From Old Irish síl (seed (of plants and animals); cause, origin; race, progeny, descendants; offspring, breed; act of breeding).


sìol m (genitive singular sìl, plural sìl)

  1. seed (various senses)
  2. brood, descendants, progeny
  3. lineage, breed, race, ancestry
  4. tribe, clan
  5. spawn, roe (of fish)
  6. corn
  7. oats
  8. sprat

Derived termsEdit

  • cealla-sìl (spermatozoon)
  • sìolmhor (prolific, fertile, generative, fruitful; abounding in seed; productive, substantial)