leam

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English lemen, from Old English lȳman, *līeman ‎(to shine), from Proto-Germanic *liuhmijaną ‎(to shine), from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- ‎(light, bright). Cognate with Icelandic ljóma ‎(to glow), Latin luminō ‎(light up).

Verb[edit]

leam ‎(third-person singular simple present leams, present participle leaming, simple past and past participle leamed)

  1. (intransitive, Britain, dialectal) To gleam; shine; glow.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English leme, from Old English lēoma ‎(ray of light, beam, radiance, gleam, glare, lightning), from Proto-Germanic *leuhmô ‎(light, shine), from Proto-Indo-European *leuk- ‎(light, bright). Cognate with Icelandic ljómi ‎(gleam, ray, beam, flash of light), Latin lumen ‎(light).

Noun[edit]

leam ‎(plural leams)

  1. (Britain, dialectal) A gleam or flash of light; a glow or glowing.

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Etymology 3[edit]

See leamer, lien.

Noun[edit]

leam ‎(plural leams)

  1. A cord or strap for leading a dog.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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Prepositional pronoun[edit]

leam

  1. with me, by me
    Is toil leam Glaschu.‎ ― I like Glasgow. (literally Is pleasure with me Glasgow.)

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