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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish síl (seed).


sheel m (genitive singular sheel, plural sheelyn)

  1. (botany) seed, pip, oats
  2. (cytology) sperm, spunk
  3. issue, offspring, lineage
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Etymology 2Edit

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sheel (verbal noun sheeley, past participle sheelit)

  1. drip, trickle, dribble, seep, ooze, flow, run, gravitate
  2. percolate, leach, distil, extract, refine, instill, strain (off), filter, clear (of liquid), clarify (honey), drain
  3. (medicine) discharge, weep (of sore)
  4. draw (off)
  5. soil (as milk)
  6. gutter (of candle)
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Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
sheel heel
after "yn", çheel
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.