síl

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See also: sil, SIL, Sil, sìl, şil, and s'il

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse síl.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

síl n (genitive singular síls, plural síl)

  1. (fish) trout

Declension[edit]

Declension of síl
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative síl sílið síl sílini
accusative síl sílið síl sílini
dative síli sílinum sílum sílunum
genitive síls sílsins síla sílanna

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish saílid; cognate with Scottish Gaelic saoil.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

síl (present analytic síleann, future analytic sílfidh, verbal noun síleadh, past participle sílte)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) think, consider
  2. (transitive) expect, intend
Conjugation[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

síl m

  1. genitive singular of síol

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
síl shíl
after an, tsíl
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "síl" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • saílid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “sílim” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 640.
  • Entries containing “sílim” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “síl” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *sīlom (compare Welsh hil), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁- (to sow) (compare Latin sēmen (seed), Old English sāwan (to sow)).

Noun[edit]

síl m, n

  1. (botany, agriculture) seed
  2. cause, origin
  3. (biology) semen
  4. race, progeny, descendants; offspring, breed

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
síl ṡíl unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • síl” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *sīlą. Compare Old Norse síld.

Noun[edit]

síl n

  1. herring

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Richard Cleasby and Gudbrand Vigfusson, An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
  • Gerhard Köbler, Altnordisches Wörterbuch