caiseal

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish caisel, from Latin castellum.

Noun[edit]

caiseal m ‎(genitive singular caisil, nominative plural caisil)

  1. (ancient) stone fort
  2. unmortared stone wall
  3. (of church, cemetery) boundary wall
  4. clamp’, built-up sods, on stack of turf
  5. (chess) rook, castle
  6. (architecture, of column) cincture
  7. spinning top

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Irish · fir fichille (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
banríon caiseal easpag ridire ceithearnach, fichillín

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
caiseal chaiseal gcaiseal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "caiseal" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • caisel” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.