léas

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish lés (light, radiance; light of the day, of the sky; window or opening to admit light; flush, blush or burning spot on a person's face caused by being satirized), from Old Norse ljós.

Noun[edit]

léas m (genitive léis, nominative plural léasacha)

  1. ray of light; light, radiance; beam, streak (of light); gleam, glimmer
  2. weal, welt; red spot, blister
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Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Irish léas, from Middle English, from Old French lesser, laisier (to let, let go), from Medieval Latin lassō (let, let go).

Noun[edit]

léas m (genitive léasa, nominative plural léasanna)

  1. lease
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

léas f (genitive léise, nominative plural léasa)

  1. ear of corn
  2. cornstalk (with ear)
  3. wisp of straw
Declension[edit]
Synonyms[edit]
  • (ear of corn): dias

Etymology 4[edit]

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Verb[edit]

léas (present analytic léasann, future analytic léasfaidh, verbal noun léasadh, past participle léasta)

  1. welt; thrash, flog
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Verb[edit]

léas

  1. present indicative relative of léigh
  2. first-person singular past indicative of léigh
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