riail

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Irish ríagal, from Old Irish ríagol, ríagul ‎(rule; line, measure), from Latin rēgula.

Noun[edit]

riail f ‎(genitive singular rialach, nominative plural rialacha)

  1. rule
    1. regulation, principle
    2. sway, authority; order
    3. (ecclesiastical) code of discipline
    4. (law) order
    5. ruler; (typography) rule
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Verb[edit]

riail

  1. (transitive, intransitive) Alternative form of rialaigh ‎(rule; govern, control; regulate; govern; line)

References[edit]

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