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See also: cineál

Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish cenél (compare Irish cineál), from Proto-Celtic *kenetlom (family).


cineal m (genitive singular cineil, plural cinealan)

  1. offspring, progeny
  2. sort, species, nature
  3. race, tribe, clan, extraction
  4. sex, gender
  5. kindness


Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
cineal chineal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

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