lúb

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish lúb, from a Germanic language.

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Noun[edit]

lúb f (genitive singular lúibe, nominative plural lúba)

  1. loop, link; coil, turn; twist, bend
    Proverb:
    Is fearr an cú atá sa siúl ná an cú atá sa lúb.Freedom of action is better than frustration; literally “Better a hound on the move than a hound in a loop.”
  2. fold, recess, nook, circle
  3. mesh in net; net, snare
  4. (knitting) stitch
  5. hasp (on door), catch (of gate)
  6. (croquet) hoop
  7. curved stick
  8. craft, deceit

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lúb (present analytic lúbann, future analytic lúbfaidh, verbal noun lúbadh, past participle lúbtha) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. loop; enmesh, net
  2. bend, flex

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Further reading[edit]

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