duille

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle 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. (figurative) glory, wealth
  5. (figurative) 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]

Middle Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish duilne, from Proto-Celtic *dolnyā, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰelh₁- (to bloom). Cognate with Welsh dail and Breton delienn, which are from a variant Proto-Celtic form *dolyā, and more distantly with Ancient Greek θάλλω (thállō, to bloom).

Noun[edit]

duille f

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

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: duille
  • Manx: duilley
  • Scottish Gaelic: duille

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle 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]