lesh

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *laiša, close to the Balto-Slavic word for 'foliage'. Compare Lithuanian laĩškos (leaf), Latvian laĩska (leaf on a linen stalk; stalk), Slavic *listь 'leaf'[1]. Alternatively from Proto-Albanian *(u)laś-, from Proto-Indo-European *Huelh1- 'wool'. Cognate to Latin vellus (wool, fleece, skin)[2].

Noun[edit]

lesh m

  1. wool, hair, fleece
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “lesh” in Vladimir Orel (1998), Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Ledien, Boston, Köln: Brill Academic Publishers, page 219-220
  2. ^ Bardhyl Demiraj, Albanische Etymologien (Amsterdam: Rodopoi, 1997), p. 238

Manx[edit]

Preposition[edit]

lesh

  1. with, by means of
    Va mee caggey lesh cliwe. — I was fighting with a sword.
  2. for
  3. toward

Inflection[edit]

Singular Plural
Person 1st 2nd 3rd m. 3rd f. 1st 2nd 3rd
Normal lhiam lhiat lesh lhee lhien lhiu lhieu
Emphatic lhiams lhiats leshyn lheeish lhienyn lhiuish lhieusyn

Pronoun[edit]

lesh

  1. 3rd person singular of lesh
    with him/it
    (idiomatically) his/its

Derived terms[edit]