geis

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

geis

  1. plural of gei

Etymology 2[edit]

From the Irish geis.

Noun[edit]

geis (plural geises or geasa)

  1. a solemn injunction

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish geis, from the same root as guidid (prays).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

geis f (genitive singular geise, nominative plural geasa)

  1. a solemn injunction, especially of a magical kind, the infringement of which led to misfortune or even death
  2. a tabu, spell or prohibition

Declension[edit]

Quotations[edit]

  • 1974, Gerard Stockman, The Irish of Achill, Co. Mayo, Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen’s University of Belfast, page 69:
    ná bain le geis agus ní bhainfidh geis leat
    Do not bother with superstitions and superstitions will not bother you.

Noun[edit]

geis f

  1. (archaic or dialectal) dative singular of geas

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
geis gheis ngeis
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Occitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

geis m

  1. plaster (substance)

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

geis f

  1. genitive singular of geas