speal

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish spelaid, said by DIL to be from Middle English pelen (peel), though the s- remains unexplained.[1] The noun is derived from the verb.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

speal (present analytic spealann, future analytic spealfaidh, verbal noun spealadh, past participle spealta)

  1. to scythe, mow

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

speal f (genitive singular speile, nominative plural speala)

  1. scythe

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “spelaid”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish spelaid, said by DIL to be from Middle English pelen (peel), though the s- remains unexplained.[1] The noun is derived from the verb.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

speal (past speal, future spealaidh, verbal noun spealadh, past participle spealte)

  1. mow, cut down, scythe
  2. use cutting words

Noun[edit]

speal f (genitive singular speala, plural spealan)

  1. scythe, scythe-blade

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “spelaid”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language