uasal

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See also: Uasal and úasal

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish úasal, from Proto-Celtic *ouxselos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewg- ‎(to increase, enlarge).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

uasal ‎(genitive singular masculine uasail, genitive singular feminine uaisle, plural uaisle, comparative uaisle)

  1. noble, high-born, aristocratic
  2. gallant
  3. genteel
  4. lofty

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

uasal m ‎(genitive singular uasail, nominative plural uaisle)

  1. nobleman, aristocrat
  2. (nobility) lord

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • mionuasal ‎(lesser nobleman, lordling)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
uasal n-uasal huasal t-uasal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "uasal" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • úasal” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Old Irish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

uasal

  1. Alternative form of úasal

Noun[edit]

uasal

  1. Alternative form of úasal

Mutation[edit]

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

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish úasal, from Proto-Celtic *ouxselos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewg- ‎(to increase, enlarge).

Adjective[edit]

uasal

  1. aristocratic, noble, grand, genteel

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

uasal m ‎(genitive singular uasail, plural uaislean)

  1. A noble

References[edit]

  • úasal” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.