Definition of Deiseal

1. Noun. Motion towards the right, in the direction of the hands of a clock or of the apparent motion of the sun; a turning in this direction. ¹



2. Adverb. Righthandwise; clockwise; sunwise. ¹

3. Interjection. A deprecation meaning ''May it go right'', said to someone who sneezes or swallows something awry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deiseal

1. deasil [n -S] - See also: deasil

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deiseal

deionising
deionization
deionizations
deionize
deionized
deionizer
deionizers
deionizes
deionizing
deiparous
deipnophobia
deipnophobias
deipnosophist
deipnosophistry
deipnosophists
deiseal (current term)
deiseals
deisheal
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deism
deisms
deist
deistic
deistical
deistically
deists
deiterospinal tract
deiters nucleus
deities
deity

Literary usage of Deiseal

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1. Superstitions of the Highlands & Islands of Scotland by John Gregorson Campbell (1900)
"Superstition shuts out the light, makes the mind unhealthy, and fills it with groundless anxieties. The Right-Hand Turn (deiseal}. ..."

2. Folk-memory by Walter Johnson (1908)
"The deiseal turn was in common use, and much could be written on the subject. A sick woman, incited by a dream, so the Highland story goes, ..."

3. Folk-memory: Or, The Continuity of British Archaeology by Walter Johnson (1908)
"The deiseal turn was in common use, and much could be written on the subject. A sick woman, incited by a dream, so the Highland story goes, ..."

4. Concise Historical Proofs Respecting the Gael of Alban; Or, Highlanders of by James Alexander Robertson (1866)
"There is a place behind Lude (or properly' the Druid's town') as already mentioned, called Carn-deiseal, which may have been so named from being connected ..."

5. Indian antiquities: or, Dissertations, relative to the ancient geographic by Thomas Maurice (1812)
"This sanctified tour, or round by the south, is called deiseal, ... in the Hebrides are almost as much addicted to the deiseal as the Papists: hereby it may ..."

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