gile

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See also: Gile, gilè, gilė, and gi-lê

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish gile; derived from geal (white, bright).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gile f (genitive singular gile)

  1. whiteness, brightness

Adjective[edit]

gile

  1. genitive singular feminine of geal
  2. comparative degree of geal

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gile ghile ngile
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gel +‎ -e.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gile f

  1. whiteness, brightness

Inflection[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

gile

  1. genitive singular feminine of gel

Mutation[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish gile; derived from geal (white, bright).

Noun[edit]

gile f

  1. whiteness

Mutation[edit]

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