Definitions

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  • n. 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.
  • adv. Righthandwise; clockwise; sunwise.
  • interj. A deprecation meaning May it go right, said to someone who sneezes or swallows something awry.

Etymologies

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From Irish deiseal, from Old Irish dessel, from Old Irish dess ("right, south") + sel ("turn").

Examples

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  • "Her left hand is studded by four silverset cabochons of greenstone, and there's a star sapphire with three dolphins circling it deiseal in gold on her right hand."

    The Bone People by Keri Hulme, p 299

    February 10, 2017

  • See deosil

    January 26, 2008