peall

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish pell (an animal's skin or fur, hence a rug or blanket, generally one for sleeping on), borrowed from Latin pellis, from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (to cover, wrap; skin, hide; cloth).

Noun[edit]

peall m (genitive singular pill, nominative plural pill)

  1. pelt, skin, hide
    Synonyms: craiceann, seithe
  2. rug, blanket; pallet
  3. piece of coarse cloth
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish pell, fell (horse).

Noun[edit]

peall m (genitive singular pill or peill, nominative plural pill)

  1. (literary) horse
    Synonym: marc
Derived terms[edit]

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
peall pheall bpeall
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish pell m (an animal's skin or fur, hence a rug or blanket, generally one for sleeping on), borrowed from Latin pellis, from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (to cover, wrap; skin, hide; cloth).

Noun[edit]

peall m (genitive singular pill, plural peallan or pillean)

  1. hairy skin, hide
  2. couch, pallet
  3. veil, covering, coverlet
  4. bunch of matted hair
  5. mat
  6. (Lewis) tarpaulin

Verb[edit]

peall (past pheall, future peallaidh, verbal noun pealladh, past participle peallte)

  1. cover
  2. pull asunder, pluck, tear in pieces
  3. clot, mat (as wool)
  4. tease

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish pell, fell m (horse).

Noun[edit]

peall m (genitive singular pill, plural peallan or pillean)

  1. horse

Derived terms[edit]

  • peallag f (shaggy hide or skin; little bunch of hair; clout; little coach or pallet; little covering; trollop, ill-dressed or ragged woman; little mat or rug; hassock; umbrella; coarse harness, primitive or ill-kept harness; cart harness; inferior wool; mat of straw; bass; sort of under pack-saddle; coarse blanket)
  • pillean m (pack-saddle; cloth put under a pannel, cushion, pad; hassock)

Mutation[edit]

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

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