síol

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

síol m ‎(genitive singular síl, nominative plural síolta)

  1. (agriculture, botany) seed
  2. (biology) semen, sperm
  3. offspring, progeny, descendants; race

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Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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