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Word of the Day 01/18/18 Deasil

Deasil (adverb)
deasil [dee-zuh l]


adverb, Chiefly Scot.
1. clockwise or in a direction following the apparent course of the sun: considered as lucky or auspicious.

Compare withershins.

Origin: 1765-75; < Scots Gaelic, Irish deiseal, MIr dessel, equivalent to dess right, south + sel turn, time; opposed in Ir to túaithbel

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