seile

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish saile (sputum, spittle) from Latin salīva.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

seile f (genitive singular seile, nominative plural seilí)

  1. spit, spittle
  2. saliva

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • seileagar (saliva; (act of) dribbling at the mouth)
  • seileogach (given to spitting; salivary, adjective)

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • Entries containing “seile” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “seile” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sigla.

Verb[edit]

seile (imperative seil, present tense seiler, simple past seilte, past participle seilt, present participle seilende)

  1. (nautical) to sail (travel in a boat, especially a sailing boat)

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish saile (sputum, spittle) from Latin salīva.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

seile m (genitive singular seile, plural seilean)

  1. saliva, spittle
  2. afterbirth

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “seile”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “1 saile”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language