deil

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish deil (a straight piece of wood in various applications).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

deil f (genitive singular deile, nominative plural deileanna)

  1. lathe (machine tool used to shape a piece of material)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

deil (present analytic deileann, future analytic deilfidh, verbal noun deileadh, past participle deilte)

  1. to turn, shape with a lathe

Conjugation[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
deil dheil ndeil
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

deil

  1. Alternative form of del

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English devel, from Old English dēofol.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

deil (plural deils)

  1. devil
    • 1827, Sir Walter Scott, "The Highland Widow" ch. 2, in The Chronicles of the Canongate:
      Those in the Lowland line who lay near him, and desired to enjoy their lives and property in quiet, were contented to pay him a small composition, in name of protection money, and comforted themselves with the old proverb that it was better to "fleech the deil than fight him."

Welsh[edit]

Verb[edit]

deil

  1. third-person singular present indicative/future of dal

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
deil ddeil neil unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.