leamh

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish lem ‎(soft, tender; weak, powerless; impotent; foolish, worthless).

Adjective[edit]

leamh ‎(genitive singular masculine leamh, genitive singular feminine leimhe, plural leamha, comparative leimhe)

  1. (literary) soft; impotent (lacking physical strength or vigor), weak
  2. tepid; tasteless, insipid
  3. lifeless, dull, uninteresting
  4. soft-witted; inane, silly

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

leamh ‎(present analytic leamhann, future analytic leamhfaidh, verbal noun leamhadh, past participle leafa)

  1. (transitive, literary) make impotent, weaken
  2. (transitive) make tasteless

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2 lem” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “leaṁ” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • “leaṁaim” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "leamh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish lem ‎(soft, tender; weak, powerless; impotent; foolish, worthless).

Adjective[edit]

leamh

  1. importunate, annoying, galling, vexing
  2. boring, jejune, insipid
  3. impertinent, shameless, saucy
  4. greedy, busy, officious
  5. raw
  6. glib, mealy-mouthed, flattering

References[edit]

  • 2 lem” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.