meall

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish mell (a ball, sphere, round mass; a round protuberance, swelling).

Noun[edit]

meall m (genitive singular mill, nominative plural meallta)

  1. ball, globe
    1. prominent, fleshy part
    2. protuberance, projection
    3. tumour, swelling; (plural) mumps
    4. (topography) knoll, mound
  2. lump, mass
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Verb[edit]

meall (present analytic meallann, future analytic meallfaidh, verbal noun mealladh, past participle meallta) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. beguile, charm; entice
  2. delude, deceive; disappoint
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

meall (genitive singular masculine mill, genitive singular feminine mille, plural mealla, comparative mille)

  1. Alternative form of meallach (beguiling, pleasant, delightful)
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
meall mheall not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

meall m (genitive singular mill, plural mill)

  1. lump
  2. hill
  3. large number
  4. (weather) shower (of rain)

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

meall (past mheall, future meallaidh, verbal noun mealladh, past participle meallta)

  1. deceive, trick, cheat
  2. entice, beguile, inveigle
  3. seduce, charm, tempt

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