sìol

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish síl (seed).

Noun[edit]

sìol m (genitive and plural sìl)

  1. seed (various senses)
  2. brood, descendants, progeny
  3. lineage, breed, race, ancestry
  4. tribe, clan
  5. spawn, roe (of fish)
  6. corn
  7. oats
  8. sprat

Derived terms[edit]

  • cealla-sìl (spermatozoon)
  • sìolmhor (prolific, fertile, generative, fruitful; abounding in seed; productive, substantial)

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