laigh

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Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

laigh ‎(present analytic laigheann, future analytic laighfidh, verbal noun laigh, past participle laighte)

  1. Alternative form of luigh

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish laigid, from Proto-Celtic *lego-, from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ-. Cognate with Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌲𐌰𐌽 ‎(ligan) and Old Church Slavonic лєшти ‎(lešti).[1]

Verb[edit]

laigh ‎(past laigh, future laighidh, verbal noun laighe, past participle laighte)

  1. lie (be in recumbent position)
    laigh le‎ ― sleep with
  2. lay
  3. lean, light, land
  4. perch
  5. settle, recline, press upon

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*leg-o-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 236