lios

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish les (the space about a dwelling-house or houses enclosed by a bank or rampart).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lios m (genitive leasa, nominative plural liosanna)

  1. enclosed ground of (ancient) dwelling-house; enclosed space, garth
  2. ringfort
  3. fairy mound

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • urlios (forecourt, front enclosure)

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lios f, m (genitive lise or liosa, plural liosan)

  1. garden
    • lios luibhean, a garden for herbs
    • lios-àraich, a (plant) nursery
    • lios-olaidh, an olive garden
  2. longing in pregnancy
  3. dispute, debate, strife
  4. house, habitation
  5. palace
  6. fortified place
  7. enclosure or stall for cattle
  8. court