síl

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See also: sil, SIL, s'il, sìl, and şil

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

síl (present analytic síleann, future analytic sílfidh, verbal noun síleadh, past participle sílte)

  1. to think, consider
Conjugation[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

síl

  1. genitive singular of síol

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
síl shíl
after "an", tsíl
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *sīlom (compare Welsh hil), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁- (to sow) (compare Latin sēmen (seed), Old English sāwan (to sow)).

Noun[edit]

síl m, n

  1. (botany, agriculture) seed
  2. cause, origin
  3. (biology) semen
  4. race, progeny, descendants; offspring, breed

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare síld.

Noun[edit]

síl n

  1. herring

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Richard Cleasby and Gudbrand Vigfusson, An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
  • Gerhard Köbler, Altnordisches Wörterbuch