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

Scots[edit]

Adjective[edit]

laigh (comparative laigher, superlative laighest)

  1. low

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 лещи (lešti).[1]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. lie (be in recumbent position)
    laigh lesleep 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