See also: sceal

Irish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish scél (compare Scottish Gaelic sgeul, Manx skeeal), from Proto-Celtic *skʷetlom (compare Welsh chwedl, a loanword from Goidelic), from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to say).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

scéal m (genitive singular scéil, nominative plural scéalta or scéala)

  1. story, tale
    Is scéal fada é.
    It's a long story.
    Sin scéal eile.
    That's another story.
  2. piece of news, piece of information, report

Declension edit

In the sense story, tale:

In the sense piece of news/information:

The plural scéala (news) can also be perceived as a singular mass noun and is so treated by Ó Dónaill’s dictionary.

Derived terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ Sjoestedt, M. L. (1931) Phonétique d’un parler irlandais de Kerry (in French), Paris: Librairie Ernest Leroux, page 24
  2. ^ Quiggin, E. C. (1906) A Dialect of Donegal, Cambridge University Press, page 62

Further reading edit