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Etymology 1

Old English seġel

Noun

Singular
sail

Plural
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Boat with red sails (1)
  1. A piece of fabric attached to a boat and arranged such that it causes the wind to drive the boat along. The sail may be attached to the boat via a combination of mast, spars and ropes.
  2. A trip in a boat, especially a sailboat.
    Let's go for a sail.
  3. The blade of a windmill.
  4. A tower-like structure found on the dorsal (topside) surface of submarines.
  5. The floating organ of siphonophores, such as the Portuguese man-of-war.
  6. (fishing) A sailfish.
    We caught three sails today.
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Etymology 2

Old English seġlian

Verb

Infinitive
to sail

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to sail (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To ride in a boat, especially a sailboat.
  2. To move briskly and gracefully through the air.
  3. To move briskly.
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Basque

Noun

sail

  1. area

Irish

Noun

sail f.

  1. dirt

Declension

Second declension

Bare forms (no plural form of this noun)

Case Singular
Nominative sail
Vocative a shail
Genitive saile
Dative sail

Forms with the definite article

Case Singular
Nominative an tsail
Genitive na saile
Dative leis an tsail

don tsail

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