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]

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]

  • 2 deil” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “deil” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 234.
  • “deilim” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 234.
  • "deil" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “deil” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “deil” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[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.