Worztron Registered User
#1

Hi.

What does scilléan mean?

Does it mean seed? But only 's' means that right?

Thanks.

Insect Overlord Moderator
#2

I'm afraid I can't find the words "scill" and "scilléan" in any of my usual sources. Are you sure you have the correct spellings?

"Scil" (with one L) means skill.

"Scáileán" (one L, fada on the A instead of the E) means a screen.

The Irish word for seed is "síol".

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Worztron Registered User
#3

Insect Overlord said:
I'm afraid I can't find the words "scill" and "scilléan" in any of my usual sources. Are you sure you have the correct spellings?

"Scil" (with one L) means skill.

"Sce (one L, fada on the A instead of the E) means a screen.

The Irish word for seed is "s".


Hi IO. I mistyped in the title. I asked a mod to fix it. It should read 'What does scilléan mean?' and not 'What does scill mean?'.

Insect Overlord Moderator
#4

Worztron said:
Hi IO. I mistyped in the title. I asked a mod to fix it. It should read 'What does scilléan mean?' and not 'What does scill mean?'.


I fixed the title for you there.

Where did you see the word "scilléan"? Knowing the source might make it easier for me to track down a meaning for you.

Worztron Registered User
#5

Insect Overlord said:
I fixed the title for you there.

Where did you see the word "scilléan"? Knowing the source might make it easier for me to track down a meaning for you.


Thank you Insect Overlord.

I saw the word 'scilléan' today in a slideshow in college. It had the word 'seed' by it.

Insect Overlord Moderator
#6

I can't find that word anywhere but I did manage to find this:

http://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/sceallán

Sceallán: pip, stone of a fruit.

Not exactly the first thing that one would usually associate with the word "seed", but technically the same thing.

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Worztron Registered User
#7

Insect Overlord said:
I can't find that word anywhere but I did manage to find this:

http://www.teanglann.ie/en/fgb/sceall/URL]

Sceall pip, stone of a fruit.

Not exactly the first thing that one would usually associate with the word "seed", but technically the same thing.


That must be it. Cheers IO. ;-)

Water John Registered User
#8

When I was young, we did not plant whole potatoes, unless they were quite small. Potatoes have a number of eyes/sprouting points. We usually cut the the potato in two, very occasionally three. So you got two 'scileans' to set, from one potato.
If you were really tight, you could also cut off the rear/tail end, that was blind. Had no eye. This was called a 'craoilachan', (kreelachaan). These would be boiled and fed to the pigs.

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