gléas

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish glés; cognate with Scottish Gaelic gleus.

Noun[edit]

gléas m (genitive singular gléis, nominative plural gléasanna)

  1. device, appliance, apparatus, contraption, contrivance, instrument, machine, utensil
  2. measure (action to achieve some purpose)
  3. apparel
  4. gear (equipment, paraphernalia)
  5. (music) key
  6. (fishing) tackle
  7. (vulgar) cock, dick (penis)
  8. (vulgar, derogatory) asshole, dickhead, wanker
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish glésaid (adjusts, prepares, arranges, makes ready (for use or action)), from glés, ultimately from Proto-Celtic *glēwos (shining, clear).

Verb[edit]

gléas (present analytic gléasann, future analytic gléasfaidh, verbal noun gléasadh, past participle gléasta)

  1. (transitive) adjust, arrange
    1. fit out, equip
    2. dress, array
    3. prepare, make ready
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From English glaze

Noun[edit]

gléas m (genitive singular gléis)

  1. (uncountable) sheen, gloss, polish
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gléas ghléas ngléas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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