Meaning of deasil in English:


(also deisal)

Pronunciation /ˈdɛs(ə)l/ /ˈdjɛʃ(ə)l/

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dated 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.’
    • ‘The stone ceases to turn widdershins and rasps out a different rhythm as it begins to move deasil.’


Late 18th century from Scottish Gaelic deiseil.