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
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.
  • “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 *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

Derived terms[edit]

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.