síl

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

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish saílid; cognate with Scottish Gaelic saoil.

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]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

síl m

  1. genitive singular of síol

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
síl shíl
after "an", tsíl
unchanged
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.

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

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]

Compare 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