saoil

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

saoil (present analytic saoileann, future analytic saoilfidh, verbal noun saoileadh, past participle saoilte)

  1. Alternative form of síl (to think; expect)
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saoil

  1. genitive singular of saol

Further reading[edit]

  • saílid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “saoilim” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 592.

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
saoil shaoil
after an, tsaoil
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 saílid.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

saoil (past shaoil, future saoilidh, verbal noun saoilsinn, past participle saoilte)

  1. suppose, think, imagine
    Shaoil mi.I thought. I imagined.
    An saoil thu?Do you think?
    Shaoileadh duine.One should suppose.
    Shaoil e gur e nàmhaid a bh' ann.He thought he was an enemy.
    Nach saoil thu?Do you not think?
    ma shaoileas thuif you think or judge
    C' àit' an deach e, saoil thu?Where do you think he has gone.
  2. seem

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References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)