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See also: Eil, eil-, eil., -eil, Éil, and éilʼ

Scottish Gaelic[edit]


Contracted form of bheil.



  1. am
  2. are
  3. is

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is a dependent form of tha, which is the present tense of bi. It is used after the particles chan and nach. After a and gu, the form used is bheil.
    Nach eil thu fuar? - Aren't you cold?
    Chan eil ìm air an aran. - There is not any butter on the bread.