ceilidh

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See also: céilidh and cèilidh

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Scottish Gaelic cèilidh and Irish céilí, from Old Irish céile(companion).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ceilidh ‎(plural ceilidhs or ceilidhean)

  1. An Irish or Scottish informal social gathering where traditional folk music is played, with dancing and storytelling.
  2. Any such gathering in the Celtic diaspora.

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 ceilidh” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2Ed.; 1989]

Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

ceilidh

  1. archaic and Munster form of ceiligí: second-person plural imperative of ceil

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ceilidh cheilidh gceilidh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.