sellout

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From sell +‎ out.

Noun[edit]

sellout (plural sellouts)

  1. An action in which principles are compromised for financial gain.
  2. A person who compromises his or her principles for financial gain.
    The rock star used to be hardcore, but now he's just a sellout.
  3. The selling of an entire stock of something, especially tickets for an entertainment or sports event.
    The game was a sellout.

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Breton[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Breton sellet, from Proto-Celtic *sil-n- (to look), of uncertain ultimate origin; compare Irish súil (eye),[1] as well as Old Irish solus (bright, clear) and Ancient Greek στίλβω (stílbō, to shine).[2] Cognates include Welsh syllu.

Verb[edit]

sellout

  1. (transitive) to watch
  2. (intransitive, + ouzh) to look at
  3. (transitive) to see
  4. (transitive) to concern
  5. (transitive) to consider

Usage notes[edit]

This verb may be used with or without the preposition ouzh:

Emaon o sellout ouzh an tele.I'm watching TV.
Emaon o sellout an tele.I'm watching TV.

However, when used without ouzh, the verb may take the meaning of "to see" (usually portrayed by the verb gwelet).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “sil-n”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, pages 336
  2. ^ MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911), “seall”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Stirling, →ISBN, page 304
  • Ian Press (1986) A grammar of modern Breton, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, →ISBN, page 7