léim

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See also: leim, Leim, and lèim

Irish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish léimm, from Proto-Celtic *lang-smen- (compare Welsh llam), from Proto-Indo-European *legʷh- (light, not heavy). The verb is denominal from the noun; the Old Irish verb lingid gave Modern ling, which is now literary.

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
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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)
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Derived terms[edit]
  • aisléim (recoil, intransitive verb)

Etymology 2[edit]

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Verb[edit]

léim

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

External links[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.