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sgoil f (genitive singular sgoile, nominative plural sgoileanna, sgoileacha or sgolta)

  1. Obsolete spelling of scoil


Scottish Gaelic[edit]


From Old Irish scol (compare Irish scoil), from Latin schola, from Ancient Greek σχολή (skholḗ).


sgoil f (genitive singular sgoile or sgoileadh, plural sgoiltean)

  1. school, seminary
    a’ dol don sgoilgoing to school
  2. education, learning, knowledge
    A bheil sgoil aige?
    Is he educated?
    (literally, “Has he education?”)
    Chan eil sgoil agam air.
    I have no knowledge of it.
  3. science, literature

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Further reading[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “sgoil”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • MacLennan, Malcolm (1925) A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Edinburgh: J. Grant, →OCLC