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 (past shaoil, future saoilidh, verbal noun saoilsinn, past participle saoilte)

  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]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)