leithid

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

leithid

  1. genitive singular of leithead
  2. nominative plural of leithead
  3. dative plural of leithead

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish leithéit(the like, equal, equivalent; likeness)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

leithid f (genitive singular leithide, plural leithidean)

  1. match, equal, like, peer, equivalent
    Cha robh a leithid ann riamh.
    His/her like never existed before.
    leithidean a chéile‎ ― the very patterns of each other
    air a leithid de dhòigh ’s gun...‎ ― in such a way that...
    an aghaidh a leithid seo de fhianais‎ ― against this kind of evidence

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often preceded by a possessive pronoun, a prepositional pronoun, or followed by a noun in the genitive case:
    Chan fhaca mi a leithid riamh.
    I never saw his like.
    Cha do rinn mi dad dha leithid.
    I haven’t done anything of the kind (literally "of its like").
    bho leithid Dhòmhnaill MhicDhòmhnaill‎ ― from the likes of Donald MacDonald