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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish súil, from Primitive Irish *sūli, alteration of Proto-Celtic *sūle (suns), dual of *sūlos, genitive of *sāwol (compare Welsh haul, Breton heol), from Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥. The change in meaning in Irish is apparently due to the mythological view of the sun as the “eye of the sky”.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

súil f (genitive singular súile, nominative plural súile)

  1. eye
  2. (with le plus the person or thing expected or hoped for)
    1. hope
      súil agam go...I hope that...
    2. expectation
      súil abhaile leat.You are expected home.
      Synonym: coinne

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
súil shúil
after an, tsúil
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Primitive Irish *sūli, alteration of Proto-Celtic *sūle, dual of *sūlos (sun), genitive of *sāwol (sun) (compare Welsh haul (sun), Breton heol (sun)), from Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥ (sun).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

súil f (genitive súlo or súla, nominative plural súili)

  1. eye
  2. hope, expectation

InflectionEdit

Feminine i-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative súil súilL súiliH
Vocative súil súilL súiliH
Accusative súilN súilL súiliH
Genitive súloH, súlaH súloH, súlaH súileN
Dative súilL súilibN súilib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
súil ṡúil unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit