deas

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

deas ‎(plural deases)

  1. (Scotland) Alternative form of dais

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

deas

  1. second-person singular present subjunctive of dar
  2. second-person singular negative imperative of dar

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dess ‎(right-hand; south; right, just; convenient, agreeable), from Proto-Celtic *dexswos, from Proto-Indo-European *deḱswo-, from *deḱs- ‎(right-hand side).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dʲasˠ/
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /dʲæːsˠ/

Adverb[edit]

deas

  1. (destination) south, southerly, to the south

Usage notes[edit]

  • This word refers only to the ultimate destination of movement (i.e., "to the south").

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Adjective[edit]

deas ‎(genitive singular masculine deis, genitive singular feminine deise, plural deasa, comparative deise)

  1. right, right-hand (opposite of left)

Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

deas ‎(genitive singular masculine deas, genitive singular feminine deise, plural deasa, comparative deise)

  1. right, correct (opposite of wrong)
  2. nice
  3. pretty
  4. honest
  5. straight

Usage notes[edit]

In the senses ‘nice’ and ‘pretty’, this adjective takes the adverbial construction go deas when used predicatively after a form of :

  • Tá an crann seo go deas.‎ ― This tree is nice/pretty.

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
deas dheas ndeas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "deas" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • dess” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

deās

  1. accusative plural of dea

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dess ‎(right-hand; south; right, just; convenient, agreeable), from Proto-Celtic *dexswos, from Proto-Indo-European *deḱswo-, from *deḱs- ‎(right-hand side).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

deas ‎(comparative deise)

  1. ready, prepared, accomplished
  2. right, right-hand
  3. adroit, dexterous, skillful, expert
  4. trim, spruce
  5. erect

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Noun[edit]

deas f ‎(genitive singular deise, plural deasan)

  1. south

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Adjective[edit]

deas ‎(comparative deise)

  1. southern, south

References[edit]

  • dess” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.