deil

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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.