súil

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish súil, from *sūli, alteration of Proto-Celtic *sūle (suns), dual of *sūlos, genitive of *sāwol (compare Welsh haul, Breton heol), from Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥. The change in meaning in Irish is apparently due to the mythological view of the sun as the “eye of the sky”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

súil f (genitive súile, nominative plural súile)

  1. eye
  2. hope
    súil agam go... ― I hope that...

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
súil shúil
after "an", tsúil
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 *sūli, alteration of Proto-Celtic *sūle, dual of *sūlos (sun), genitive of *sāwol (sun) (compare Welsh haul (sun), Breton heol (sun)), from Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥ (sun).

Noun[edit]

súil f (genitive singular súlo)

  1. (anatomy) eye
  2. hope, expectation

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
súil ṡúil unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.