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deasil Line breaks: deasil
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛs(ə)l/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also deisal)

Definition of deasil in English:


dated, chiefly Scottish
In the direction of the sun’s apparent course, considered as lucky; clockwise.
Example sentences
  • 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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