Pronounced: CORE-vay, noun
Notes: I didn’t know this word, but guessed at some kind of ship
The word deasil means “in a clockwise direction”; an opposite word is widdershins
Our word goes back to the mid-1700s
Background / Comments
The word comes from the Scottish Gaelic word deiseil (righthandwise), which came from Middle Irish dessel, which is presumable a combination of the Old Irish words dess (right, south) and sel (turn).