féile

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish féil ‎(festival, feast day) (compare Scottish Gaelic fèill), from Latin vigilia ‎(wakefulness, watch), from vigil ‎(awake), from Proto-Indo-European *weǵ- ‎(to be strong).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

féile f ‎(genitive singular féile, nominative plural féilte)

  1. (Christianity) feast, feast day,
  2. festival
  3. hospitality

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
féile fhéile bhféile
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "féile" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • féil” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

féile f

  1. genitive singular of féil

Mutation[edit]

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