céile Dé

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Latin servus Deī.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʲeːlʲe ˈdʲeː/

Noun[edit]

céile ‎(plural céili Dé)

  1. Culdee; member of a class of anchorites distinguished by special observances and practices, apparently stricter than was usual. Literally, "servant of God".

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
céile Dé chéile Dé céile Dé
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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