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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


Variant form of soiscél.



soiscélae n (genitive soiscélai)

  1. (Christianity) the good news, the gospel
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 21c19
      Is oc precept soscéli at·tó.
      I am preaching the gospel.
  2. (Christianity, countable) gospel


Neuter io-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative soiscélae soiscélaeL soiscélaeL
Vocative soiscélai soiscélaeL soiscélaeL
Accusative soiscélae soiscélaeL soiscélaeL
Genitive soiscélaiL soiscélaeL soiscélaeN
Dative soiscéluL soiscélaib soiscélaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization



Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
soiscélae ṡoiscélae unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.