cíall

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See also: ciall

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *kʷēslā; cognate to Welsh pwyll.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cíall f (genitive céille, nominative plural cíalla)

  1. (of persons) sense, intelligence, mind
  2. wisdom, good sense, skill
  3. sense (means of perception)
  4. intention, cause, reason, idea
  5. (of words, texts, etc.) signification, meaning
  6. (of grammatical forms) force, function, meaning

Inflection[edit]

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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