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; gentle, gentlemanly, gallant, genteel, lofty
  2. noble, precious, fine
  3. (of place) sacred to the dead; hallowed; enchanted, inhabited by fairies

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

uasal m (genitive singular uasail, nominative plural uaisle)

  1. nobleman, gentleman, aristocrat
  2. (nobility) lord

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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.

Further reading[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 spelling of úasal

Noun[edit]

uasal ?

  1. Alternative spelling 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

Mutation[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • úasal” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.