glaise

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See also: glaisé

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French glaise, glase, from Old French glaise, gloise, of obscure and uncertain origin. According to one theory, derived from Gaulish *glisa, which is attested in Late Latin glissomarga, glīsomarga (a kind of marl, white marl), although the precise meaning of *gliso- is uncertain.

Alternatively, perhaps derived from a Germanic language, compare Dutch klei, German Low German Klei, English clay.

Or, possibly from Latin glis (thick clay, tenacious earth).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

glaise f (plural glaises)

  1. clay
  2. (figuratively) earth

Verb[edit]

glaise

  1. inflection of glaiser:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative
    2. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. second-person singular imperative

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bratchet, A. (1873) , “glaise”, in Kitchin, G. W., transl., Etymological dictionary of the French language (Clarendon Press Series), 1st edition, London: Oxford/MacMillan and Co.

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

glaise

  1. inflection of glas:
    1. genitive singular feminine
    2. comparative degree

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
glaise ghlaise nglaise
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

glaise

  1. genitive singular of glas

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
glaise ghlaise
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.