dìol

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See also: diol and díol

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish dílaid, from díl (satisfaction, paying, of a debt) (see below).

Verb[edit]

dìol (past dhìol, future dìolaidh, verbal noun dìoladh, past participle dìolte)

  1. avenge, take revenge
  2. compensate, render, reward, requite
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Etymology 2[edit]

From a conflation of Old Irish díl (satisfaction, paying, of a debt) (from do·lá (rejects, remits (a debt)), from Proto-Celtic *dī-layeti (throw away), from Proto-Indo-European *leh₁w- (loosen, release)) and dìoghail, from Old Irish dígal (vengeance) (from Proto-Celtic *dī-galā).

Noun[edit]

dìol m (genitive singular dìola, no plural)

  1. recompense, satisfaction, retribution
  2. reward, pay, hire
  3. satiety, sufficiency
  4. object, end proposed
  5. fate, destiny
  6. the act of weaning
  7. condition, state
  8. complement, proportion
  9. use
  10. selling
  11. restitution

Adjective[edit]

dìol

  1. worthy, sufficient

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