leag

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

leag (plural leags)

  1. Archaic spelling of league.
    • 1989, Harry W. Duckworth, The English River Book: A North West Company Journal and Account Book of 1786[1], McGill-Queens, ISBN 9780773507142, page 19:
      I found the hand & three others Indians the rest of the Canoes Camped 2 leags Below
    • 2000, Harry S. Burrage, Gorges and the Grant of the Province of Maine 1622[2], Heritage Books, ISBN 9780788413834, page 81:
      … from the Illand of flowers beinge ten Leags South weste from ytt.
    • 2006, Joseph E. Garland, The Fish and the Falcon[3], The History Press, ISBN 9781596290075, page 156:
      … E [by] S distant six Leags.

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish lecaid, from Old Norse leggja.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

leag (present analytic leagann, future analytic leagfaidh, verbal noun leagan, past participle leagtha)

  1. to bring down, lower, fell, knock down

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • "lecaid" in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “leagaim” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "leag" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.