sùil

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish súil (eye, hope), from Proto-Celtic *sūli- (sun) (compare Welsh haul (sun), from Proto-Celtic ablaut variant *sāwol-), from Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥ (sun). The change in meaning in Old Irish is apparently due to the mythological view of the sun as the "eye of the sky".

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Noun[edit]

sùil f (genitive sùla, plural sùilean, genitive plural sùl)

  1. eye
  2. vision, eyesight
  3. look, glance
  4. expectation, hope

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