saoil

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

saoil

  1. genitive singular of saol

Mutation[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish sáilim

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

saoil (verbal noun saoilsinn)

  1. suppose, think, imagine
    Shaoil mi. I thought. I imagined.
    An saoil thu? Do you think?
    Shaoileadh duine. One should suppose.
    Shaoil e gur e nàmhaid a bh' ann. He thought he was an enemy.
    Nach saoil thu? Do you not think?
    ma shaoileas thu, if you think or judge
    C' àit' an deach e, saoil thu? Where do you think he has gone.
  2. seem

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)