[ dee-zuhl ]
/ ˈdi zəl /
adverb Chiefly Scot.
clockwise or in a direction following the apparent course of the sun: considered as lucky or auspicious.
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Origin of deasil
First recorded in 1765–75; from Scots Gaelic, Irish deiseal, Middle Irish dessel “toward the right, clockwise, following the sun (i.e., auspiciously),” equivalent to dess “right, south” + sel “turn, time”; see origin at dexter
Words nearby deasil
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British Dictionary definitions for deasil
/ (ˈdiːzəl, ˈdiːʃəl) Scot /
in the direction of the apparent course of the sun; clockwise
motion in this direction
Word Origin for deasil
C18: Scot Gaelic deiseil
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