dílis

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish díles.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dílis (genitive singular masculine dílis, genitive singular feminine dílse, plural dílse, comparative dílse)

  1. dear, fond
  2. loyal, faithful, trusty
    • 1939, Peig Sayers, “Inghean an Cheannaidhe”, printed in Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études 270. Paris: Librairie Honoré Champion, p. 194:
      « Ná bíodh brón ort », arsa Máire, « bead-sa im’ chailín dílis duit nó go dtí go bhfillfir arís ».
      “Don’t be sad,” Máire said, “I will be a faithful girl to you until you return again.”
  3. friendly, reliable, sincere
  4. secure, firm
  5. darling, beloved
  6. (one's) own
  7. special

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Noun[edit]

dílis

  1. inflection of díleas:
    1. vocative/genitive singular
    2. nominative/dative plural

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dílis dhílis ndílis
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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