Entry from British & World English dictionary
adverbdated, chiefly Scottish
In the direction of the sun’s apparent course, considered as lucky; clockwise.
- We moved deasil around the circle for what seemed like forever.
- Let the Magician trace in the air around himself a Magick Circle with his Sword, moving in a deasil manner.
- When the first clocks were built, the marketing department informed engineering that the clocks had better go deasil, or all hell would break out.
Late 18th century: from Scottish Gaelic deiseil.
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