féill

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish féil, from Latin vigilia

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

féill f ‎(genitive singular féille, plural féillean or féilltean)

  1. feast, festival
    a' cumail là féille ― observing or holding a festival or holiday
    féill an roid, féill-roid ― the autumnal equinox, rood-day
    Cùn an fhéill air an latha. ― Keep the festival on the right day.
  2. fair, market
  3. holiday
    làithean féill ― holidays, days of folly
  4. vigil of a festival
  5. banquet where the chief presided
  6. guest at such a banquet

References[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 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)