saol

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

saol m (genitive singular saoil, nominative plural saolta)

  1. life, lifetime; time; world
    an saol mórthe whole world; all people, everyone
    1. period of existence
    2. state of existence
    3. conditions of life of a period
    4. way or sphere of life
    5. the world of enjoyment
    6. the world of human affairs
    7. all creation
    8. all people

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Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • "saol" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • saegul” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.