scél

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *skʷetlom, from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to say).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

scél n (genitive scéuil, nominative plural scél or scéla or sceulu)

  1. story, narration, tale
  2. story told of a particular person, hence fame, reputation
  3. news, tidings
  4. information, account, statement
  5. reproach, accusation
  6. argument, pleading, defence, excuse
  7. happening, event, circumstance, state of affairs
  8. bad news, calamity, misfortune

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms[edit]

  • scélach (given to story-telling, gossiping, prattling, adjective)
  • scélach (coll. stories, history)
  • scélaige m (story-teller, historian)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • scél” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.