gléas

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish glés, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰel-(to shine). Cognate with Scottish Gaelic gleus, Sanskrit हरि(hari), Old High German glanz(bright), German Glanz.

Noun[edit]

gléas m ‎(genitive singular gléis, nominative plural gléasanna)

  1. order, adjustment, arrangement, manner, condition
  2. means, facilities; provision, accommodation
  3. instrument, tool, device, appliance, apparatus, outfit
    1. caparison, trappings; dress, attire, apparel
    2. tackle, harness
  4. décor, trappings
  5. (music) key
  6. (uncountable) glaze; sheen, gloss, polish

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish glésaid(adjusts, prepares, arranges, makes ready (for use or action)), from glés.

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]

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.

References[edit]

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