leithscéal

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish leithscél, corresponding to leath- (half) +‎ scéal (story).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈl̠ʲɛʃceːlˠ]

Noun[edit]

leithscéal m (genitive leithscéil, nominative plural leithscéalta)

  1. excuse (explanation designed to avoid or alleviate guilt or negative judgement)
  2. apology

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