léas

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See also: leas, leaš, -leas, and leas-

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Irish lés (light, radiance), from Old Norse ljós.

Noun[edit]

léas m (genitive singular léis, nominative plural léasacha)

  1. ray of light; light, radiance; beam, streak (of light); gleam, glimmer
  2. weal, welt; red spot, blister
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Irish léas, from Middle English, from Anglo-Norman lesser, laisier (to let, let go), from Medieval Latin lassō (let, let go).

Noun[edit]

léas m (genitive singular léasa, nominative plural léasanna)

  1. lease
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

léas f (genitive singular léise, nominative plural léasa)

  1. Alternative form of dias (ear of corn; spike; point; scion)
  2. (agriculture) cornstalk (with ear)
  3. wisp of straw
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Etymology 4[edit]

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Verb[edit]

léas (present analytic léasann, future analytic léasfaidh, verbal noun léasadh, past participle léasta)

  1. (transitive) welt; thrash, flog
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Etymology 5[edit]

Verb[edit]

léas

  1. present indicative relative of léigh
  2. first-person singular past indicative of léigh
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