saoghal

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Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

saoghal m (genitive singular saoghail, nominative plural saoghalta)

  1. superseded spelling of saol.

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish saegul (lifetime, world), from Latin saeculum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saoghal m (genitive singular saoghail, plural saoghalan)

  1. world, universe, earth
    air feadh an t-saoghailthroughout the world
    Càit air an t-saoghal an robh sibh?Where on earth were you?
  2. life, lifetime
    fad do shaoghailduring your lifetime
    Ma gheibh mi saoghal, nì mi mo dhìcheall a bhith nam dhuine math.If I survive, I’ll try to be a good person.
  3. (dated) age, generation
    droch shaoghalbad times
  4. (dated) means, subsistence, riches, occupation

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
saoghal shaoghal
after "an", t-saoghal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.