ciall

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See also: cíall

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cíall, from Proto-Celtic *kʷēslā (compare Welsh pwyll).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ciall f ‎(genitive singular céille, nominative plural cialla)

  1. sense
  2. sanity
  3. normal state of mind
  4. common sense
  5. perception
  6. meaning
  7. reason, cause

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ciall chiall gciall
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • cíall” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “ciall” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "ciall" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cíall, from Proto-Celtic *kʷēslā (compare Welsh pwyll).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ciall f ‎(genitive singular cèille)

  1. significance, implication,
  2. understanding, meaning, drift, connotation
  3. mind, sanity
  4. sense, reason

Derived terms[edit]