súil

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish súil, from Primitive Irish *sūli, alteration of Proto-Celtic *sūle (suns), dual of *sūlos, genitive of *sāwol (compare Welsh haul, Breton heol), from Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥. The change in meaning in Irish is apparently due to the mythological view of the sun as the “eye of the sky”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

súil f (genitive singular súile, nominative plural súile)

  1. eye
  2. hope, expectation (with le plus the person or thing expected or hoped for)
    súil agam go...I hope that...
    súil abhaile leat.
    You are expected home.

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • súil” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “súil” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "súil" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Primitive Irish *sūli, alteration of Proto-Celtic *sūle, dual of *sūlos (sun), genitive of *sāwol (sun) (compare Welsh haul (sun), Breton heol (sun)), from Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥ (sun).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

súil f (genitive súlo or súla, nominative plural súili)

  1. eye
  2. hope, expectation

Inflection[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

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