saoghal

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish saegul (lifetime, world), from Latin saeculum.

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Noun[edit]

saoghal m (genitive saoghail, plural saoghalan)

  1. world, universe, earth
    • air feadh an t-saoghail - throughout the world
    • Càit air an t-saoghal an robh sibh? - Where on earth were you?
  2. life, lifetime
    • fad do shaoghail - during your lifetime
    • Ma gheibh mi saoghal, nì mi mo dhìcheall a bhith nam dhuine math. - If I survive, I’ll try to be a good person.
  3. (dated) age, generation
    • droch shaoghal - bad times
  4. (dated) means, subsistence, riches, occupation

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