dúil

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

dúil f (genitive dúile)

  1. desire, like, hankering, appetite
    Níl dúil i mbainne agam.
    I have no desire for milk.
    D’imigh mo dhúil as an mbiadh.
    I lost my appetite for food.
    Blais é agus tiocfaidh dúil agat ann.
    Taste it and you will get an appetite for it.
    dúil an anma ― an intense desire
    cuirim dúil i ― I desire
    Glacann dúil in athrú mé.
    I became desirous of change.
    Ghlac dúil mé féin sna cártaí.
    I became enamored of card-playing.
    dúil chráite ― a craving
    dúil nimhe ― consuming desire
  2. expectation, hope
    ag dúil leis ― expecting him, looking out for him
    mar dhúil is go ― in the hope that
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

dúil f (genitive dúile, nominative plural dúile)

  1. element (simplest or essential part or principle of anything; simplest chemical substance; basic building blocks in ancient philosophy)
  2. (in plural) the elements (atmospheric forces)
    a Dhia na ndúl ― O God of Nature
    Thug sé Dia agus dúile.
    He swore by God and the elements.
    ó Dhia is ó dhúile
    from God and the elements
  3. creature, being
    dúil dhaonna ― a human creature
    dúil ainglí ― an angelic being
    dúil bheo ― a living thing
    An dúil de dhéithe í?
    Is she a being from the gods?
    dúil dár dhligh searc ― a being who deserved to be loved
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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dúil dhúil ndúil
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

"dúil" in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.