One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In the direction of the sun's apparent course, considered as lucky; clockwise.
- ‘Let the Magician trace in the air around himself a Magick Circle with his Sword, moving in a deasil manner.’
- ‘The stone ceases to turn widdershins and rasps out a different rhythm as it begins to move deasil.’
- ‘When the first clocks were built, the marketing department informed engineering that the clocks had better go deasil, or all hell would break out.’
- ‘We moved deasil around the circle for what seemed like forever.’
Late 18th century: from Scottish Gaelic deiseil.
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