léim

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See also: leim and Leim

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish léimm, from Proto-Celtic *lang-smen- (compare Welsh llam), from Proto-Indo-European *legʷh- ‎(light, not heavy).

Verb[edit]

léim ‎(present analytic léimeann, future analytic léimfidh, verbal noun léim, past participle léimthe)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) jump
    1. leap, bound
    2. start
    3. fly up, out
    4. rush at, attack
    5. skip (over)
Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

léim f ‎(genitive singular léime, nominative plural léimeanna)

  1. verbal noun of léim
  2. jump
    1. leap
    2. sudden jump, start
    3. obstacle to be jumped
  3. (geography) chasm, promontory
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

léim

  1. first-person singular present indicative of léigh
  2. first-person singular imperative of léigh

References[edit]

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