-áil

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See also: -ail

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

-áil

  1. suffix used to form verbal nouns
    fáil, formerly spelled fagháil, verbal noun of faigh (to get)
    gabháil, verbal noun of gabh (to take)
  2. suffix used productively to form denominative verbs and their associated verbal nouns
    iarnáil (to iron), from iarann (iron)
    spágáil (to shamble, trudge), from spág (a big, clumsy foot)

Usage notes[edit]

This suffix is particularly common with English loanwords. The Irish-language poet Cathal Ó Searcaigh in his poem "Cainteoir Dúchais" (published 1997 in the collection Out in the Open) uses the following verbs:

Derived terms[edit]