scél

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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Primitive Irish *skʷetlan (compare Welsh chwedl, a loanword from Primitive Irish), from Proto-Celtic *skʷetlom, from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- ‎(to say).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

scél n ‎(genitive scéuil, nominative plural scél or scéla or sceulu)

    1. story, narration, tale
    2. story told of a particular person, hence fame, reputation
    3. news, tidings
    4. information, account, statement
    1. reproach, accusation
    2. argument, pleading, defence, excuse
    1. happening, event, circumstance, state of affairs
    2. bad news, calamity, misfortune

Derived termsEdit

  • scélach ‎(given to story-telling, gossiping, prattling, adjective)
  • scélach ‎(coll. stories, history)
  • scélaige m ‎(story-teller, historian)

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • scél” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.