scél

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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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
  5. reproach, accusation
  6. argument, pleading, defence, excuse
  7. happening, event, circumstance, state of affairs
  8. bad news, calamity, misfortune

InflectionEdit

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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.