cèile

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See also: céile and -cèile

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish céile ‎(servant, bondsman, vassal, subject; liege, vassal; fellow, companion; husband, wife), from Primitive Irish ᚉᚓᚂᚔ ‎(celi, follower, devotee (genitive)), from Proto-Celtic *kēlyos.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kʰʲeːlɪ], /kʰʲeːlə/

Noun[edit]

cèile m, f ‎(genitive singular cèile, plural cèilean)

  1. spouse, husband, wife
    Chan eil cèile agam.‎ ― I don't have a husband/wife/spouse.
  2. counterpart, fellow; equal, match
  3. other
    An dèidh sin, phòg iad a chèile.‎ ― After that they kissed each other.
    Bha iad a' bruidhinn ri chèile.‎ ― They were speaking with each other.
    Tha na taighean caob math bho chèile.‎ ― The houses are a good bit apart [from one another].
  4. servant

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

cèile

  1. Alternative form of a chèile

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