asail

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ sail.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

asail (not comparable)

  1. in the state of sailing
    • 1901, Edward Hutton, Frederic Uvedale: A Romance, page 196:
      Tonight the church seems to have a separate existence, apart from the world or even Rome; to be more spiritual, more insubstantial than even the Trinita there. A ship asail in the Campagna, the only living thing in all that distance, and even then alive but so half-heartedly.
    • 1980, Graham Nash, quoted in 2009, Dave Zimmer, Four Way Street: The Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Reader, page 235:
      And that night, Stephen and I went back to my house here in Los Angeles, got drunk and decided that we would try one more time to get this ship asail.
    • 2000, J. N. Williamson, Frights of Fancy, page 234:
      Beautiful, the ocean at night, whether upon or just peering out at it. Beautiful, and teeming infinitely with life, even when there was no ship asail upon its cresting bosom—like now.

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Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

asail m

  1. inflection of asal:
    1. vocative/genitive singular
    2. nominative/dative plural

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
asail n-asail hasail not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

asail m sg

  1. genitive singular of asal

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
asail n-asail h-asail t-asail
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.