leag (plural leags)
- Archaic spelling of league.
1989, Harry W. Duckworth, The English River Book: A North West Company Journal and Account Book of 1786, McGill-Queens, →ISBN, page 19:
- I found the hand & three others Indians the rest of the Canoes Camped 2 leags Below
2000, Harry S. Burrage, Gorges and the Grant of the Province of Maine 1622, Heritage Books, →ISBN, page 81:
- … from the Illand of flowers beinge ten Leags South weste from ytt.
2006, Joseph E. Garland, The Fish and the Falcon, The History Press, →ISBN, page 156:
- … E [by] S distant six Leags.
From Old Irish lecaid, from Old Norse leggja.
leag (present analytic leagann, future analytic leagfaidh, verbal noun leagan, past participle leagtha) (transitive, intransitive)
- knock down
- lay, set
- (knitting) cast off (stitch)
- (card games) play
First Conjugation (A)
* Indirect relative
† Archaic or dialect form
leag f (genitive singular leige, nominative plural leaga)
- Alternative form of leac
- “1 lecaid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
- “leagaim” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
- "leag" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.