preas

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English press.

Noun[edit]

preas m (genitive preasa, nominative plural preasanna)

  1. press (instrument)
  2. press (media)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
preas phreas bpreas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from English press.

Noun[edit]

preas m (genitive preasa, plural preasan)

  1. wrinkle, fold, crease
    • gun phreas gun smal, without wrinkle or spot
    • Tha preasan 'na aodann. His face is wrinkled.

Noun[edit]

preas m (genitive pris, plural preasan or pris)

  1. cupboard, press

Verb[edit]

preas

  1. to wrinkle, corrugate
  2. to plait, braid
  3. to squeeze, crush by weight or force

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Welsh prys.

Noun[edit]

preas m (genitive pris, plural preasan or pris)

  1. a bush, a shrub
    • Thilg i an leanabh fo aon de na preasan. She threw the child under one of the shrubs.
    • Cha deach car do theadhair mu phreas. Your tether has not gone round the bush. (Said of a person who looks well.)
  2. a thicket
  3. brier
Usage notes[edit]

Preas is not used in Arran where they say craobh for a garden bush and tom for a wild bush.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)