dáil

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See also: dail, Dail, and dàil

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dál, from Proto-Celtic *datlā.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dáil f ‎(genitive singular dála, nominative plural dálaí)

  1. meeting; tryst, encounter
  2. consultative gathering, assembly, convention
  3. matchmaking gathering; betrothal
  4. parliament, legislative assembly
  5. (usually capitalized; in full, Dáil Éireann) the lower house of the Irish parliament
  6. distribution, apportionment
  7. decree, judgment
  8. nearness, proximity
  9. matter, condition; circumstance, affair, situation

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • bandáil ‎(company, assembly of women)
  • comhdháil ‎(meeting, tryst; convention, congress)
  • dáileán ‎(handout, leaflet)
  • Dáil Éireann ‎(Parliament of Ireland)
  • mórdháil ‎(great assembly, general convention; great pomp, great display)
  • Teachta Dála ‎(Member of the Dáil)

Verb[edit]

dáil ‎(present analytic dáileann, future analytic dáilfidh, verbal noun dáileadh, past participle dáilte)

  1. to allocate, distribute, allot
  2. to pour out

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dáil dháil ndáil
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.