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Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish umal, from Latin humilis.


ùmhal (comparative umhaile)

  1. submissive, obedient
  2. humble, lowly, meek
  3. fawning, obsequious

Derived terms[edit]

  • sàr-ùmhal (very obedient, very submissive)
  • ùmhlachd f (allegiance, deference, heed, homage, humility, obedience, obsequiousness, reverence)


  • 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
  • umal” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.