Definition of deasil in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdɛs(ə)l
, ˈdjɛʃ(ə)l
(also deisal)


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