[ dee-zuh l ]
/ 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

1765–75; < Scots Gaelic, Irish deiseal, MIr dessel, equivalent to dess right, south + sel turn, time; opposed in Ir to túaithbel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for deasil


/ (ˈdiːzəl, ˈdiːʃəl) Scot /


in the direction of the apparent course of the sun; clockwise


motion in this direction
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Word Origin for deasil

C18: Scot Gaelic deiseil
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