gile

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See also: Gile, gilè, gilė, and gi-lê

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gile f (genitive singular gile)

  1. whiteness, brightness
  2. fairness; purity
  3. gladness, fondness
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

gile

  1. inflection of geal (white, bright):
    1. genitive singular feminine
    2. comparative degree

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.

Further reading[edit]

  • Entries containing “gile” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “gile” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

References[edit]


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.

References[edit]


Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gile m anim or m inan

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of gil

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

gile f

  1. whiteness
  2. fairness
  3. clearness

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

gile

  1. comparative degree of geal (white; fine)

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.

References[edit]

  • gile” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “gile”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language