scéal

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish scél (compare Scottish Gaelic sgeul, Manx skeeal), from Proto-Celtic *skʷetlom (compare Welsh chwedl, a loanword from Proto-Goidelic), from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to say).

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Noun[edit]

scéal m (genitive singular scéil, nominative plural scéalta or scéala)

  1. story, tale
    Is scéal fada é.It's a long story.
    Sin scéal eile.That's another story.
  2. piece of news, piece of information, report

Declension[edit]

In the sense ‘story, tale’:

In the sense ‘piece of news/information’:

The plural scéala (news) can also be perceived as a singular mass noun and is so treated by Ó Dónaill’s dictionary.

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