Part of speech: adverb
Origin: Scottish Gaelic, late 18th century
(dated, mainly Scottish) In the direction of the sun's apparent course, considered as lucky; clockwise.
Examples of Deasil in a sentence
"Following the sun, the druids circled Stonehenge deasil."
"I circled the lot deasil while seeking a parking spot."
“Deasil” entered English in the 18th century from the Scots Gaelic “deiseil,” meaning “toward the right.”
Did you Know?
To move in a deasil direction means to move clockwise, which Celts believed followed the course of the sun in a lucky manner. For this reason, many Scottish and Celtic religious processions and other ceremonial occasions included participants walking deasil around a church or site of worship.