IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish spelaid, said by DIL to be from Middle English pelen (peel), though the s- remains unexplained.[1] The noun is derived from the verb.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

speal (present analytic spealann, future analytic spealfaidh, verbal noun spealadh, past participle spealta)

  1. to scythe, mow

ConjugationEdit

NounEdit

speal f (genitive singular speile, nominative plural speala)

  1. scythe

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “spelaid”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish spelaid, said by DIL to be from Middle English pelen (peel), though the s- remains unexplained.[1] The noun is derived from the verb.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

speal (past speal, future spealaidh, verbal noun spealadh, past participle spealte)

  1. mow, cut down, scythe
  2. use cutting words

NounEdit

speal f (genitive singular speala, plural spealan)

  1. scythe, scythe-blade

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “spelaid”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language