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Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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)

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