duille

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish duille (leaf; page).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

duille m (genitive singular duille, nominative plural duillí)

  1. (botany) leaf
  2. (collective) leaves, foliage
  3. (anatomy) eyelid
    Synonym: caipín súile
  4. (figuratively) glory, wealth
  5. (figuratively) handout, leaflet
    Synonym: bileog

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
duille dhuille nduille
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "duille" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • duille” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “duille” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “duille” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰal-. Cognate with Welsh dail (leaf) and Ancient Greek θάλλω (thállō, to bloom).

Noun[edit]

duille f

  1. (botany) leaf; (collective) foliage
  2. something resembling a leaf, especially a leaf of a book

Inflection[edit]

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

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
duille duille
pronounced with /ð(ʲ)-/
nduille
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish duille (leaf; something resembling a leaf).

Noun[edit]

duille f (genitive singular duille, plural duillean)

  1. (botany) leaf
    Synonym: duilleag
  2. scabbard
    Synonym: duille-sgeine
  3. (anatomy, vulgar slang) vagina

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
duille dhuille
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • duille” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.