sáil

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish sál.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

sáil f ‎(genitive singular sáile, nominative plural sála)

  1. (anatomy, of shoes) heel
  2. (golf) heel of a club
  3. heeltap (of liquor)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sáil ‎(genitive singular feminine sáile, plural sáile, comparative sáile)

  1. easy, restful, comfortable
  2. fond of ease and comfort
  3. self-indulgent, voluptuous
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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
sáil sháil
after "an", tsáil
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

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