Open main menu


Alternative formsEdit


From Old Irish scol, scoil, from Latin schola, from Ancient Greek σχολή (skholḗ). Cognate with Irish scoil.


scoill f (genitive singular scoill, plural scoillyn)

  1. school
    Cre'n scoill hie oo hug?What school were you at?
    Hayrn eh ooashley er e hene ec y scoill.He distinguished himself at school.
    Hooar eh y clat 'sy scoill.He got the cane in school.
  2. schooling, learning, education
    Cha nel monney scoill aym.I haven't much learning.
    Cha row eh ec y scoill monney.He hasn't much education.
    Cha row monney scoill oc ayns ny laghyn shen.They hadn't much schooling in those days.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

  • scoillar m (pupil; academic, scholar)