dúil

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Particularly: “Via the Old Irish [Term?], from the Proto-Indo-European *dʰuh₂li-, from *dʰewh₂-?”

Noun[edit]

dúil f (genitive singular dúile)

  1. desire, like, hankering, appetite
    Níl dúil i mbainne agam.
    I have no desire for milk.
    D’imigh mo dhúil as an mbiadh.
    I lost my appetite for food.
    Blais é agus tiocfaidh dúil agat ann.
    Taste it and you will get an appetite for it.
    dúil an anmaan intense desire
    cuirim dúil iI desire
    Glacann dúil in athrú mé.
    I became desirous of change.
    Ghlac dúil mé féin sna cártaí.
    I became enamored of card-playing.
    dúil chráitea craving
    dúil nimheconsuming desire
  2. expectation, hope
    ag dúil leisexpecting him, looking out for him
    mar dhúil is goin the hope that
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

dúil f (genitive singular dúile, nominative plural dúile)

  1. element (simplest or essential part or principle of anything; simplest chemical substance; basic building blocks in ancient philosophy)
  2. (in plural) the elements (atmospheric forces)
    a Dhia na ndúlO God of Nature
    Thug sé Dia agus dúile.
    He swore by God and the elements.
    ó Dhia is ó dhúile
    from God and the elements
  3. creature, being
    dúil dhaonnaa human creature
    dúil ainglían angelic being
    dúil bheoa living thing
    An dúil de dhéithe í?
    Is she a being from the gods?
    dúil dár dhligh searca being who deserved to be loved
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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dúil dhúil ndúil
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

“dúil” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.


Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

dúil f

  1. element
  2. being, creature
  3. thing

Inflection[edit]

Feminine i-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

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References[edit]

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