cleas

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish cles ‎(feat).

Noun[edit]

cleas m ‎(genitive singular clis, nominative plural cleasa)

  1. trick
    • 27 June 2015, Alan Titley, "Caimléireacht scrúdaithe", The Irish Times
      Is é an cleas is fearr, gan amhras, ná go mbeadh an obair déanta, ...
      The best trick, of course, is that the work is done,...
  2. feat
  3. knack
  4. act
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

cleas m ‎(genitive singular cleas, nominative plural cleasanna)

  1. (pejorative) class (of persons), gang
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cleas chleas gcleas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cles ‎(feat).

Noun[edit]

cleas m ‎(genitive singular cleasa, plural cleasan)

  1. prank, joke
  2. (dated) act, feat, exploit
  3. trick, stunt, device

Derived terms[edit]

  • cleasachd f ‎(play, playing; recreation; juggling; conjuring)
  • cleasaich ‎(play, verb)