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uile

uile

See also: uile-

Irish

Alternative forms

  • (adjective; adverb): uilig (Cois Fharraige)
  • eile

Determiner

uile (triggers lenition)

  1. all
  2. every

Synonyms

Derived terms

Adjective

uile

  1. all, the whole

Noun

an uile f (invariable)

  1. all, all things

Adverb

uile

  1. all, wholly, entirely

Mutation

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

References

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

Old Irish

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *olyos (all, whole, every) (compare Welsh oll, Gaulish ollon), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ol-yo- (compare Gothic 𐌰𐌻𐌻𐍃 (alls, all, whole), Old Armenian ողջ (ołǰ)).

Determiner

uile

  1. all
    huili doíni talman ― all the men of the earth
    Israheldai huli ― all the Israelites
    in tain do·n-airbertar in boill uili ― when all the members are subdued
  2. whole
    int huile talam ― the whole earth
    arin duiniu huiliu ― for the whole man

Usage notes

May occur before or after the noun it modifies; it is usually accompanied by the definite article, except when used with proper nouns.

Derived terms

Descendants

Mutation

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

References

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

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish uile, from Proto-Celtic *olyos.

Adverb

uile

  1. all

Adjective

uile

  1. all

Derived terms

References

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