geas

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Irish geis.

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Noun[edit]

geas

  1. (Gaelic mythology) A vow or obligation placed upon a person.
  2. A curse.
  3. A mystical compulsion.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1980 - Stephen Donaldson, The Wounded Land, page 162, The memory came upon him like a geas, overwhelming his revulsion, numbing his heart.

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

geas f (genitive geise, nominative plural geasa)

  1. Alternative form of geis.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

geas f (genitive geis or geasa, plural geasan)

  1. enchantment, sorcery

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