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From Old Irish lethan, from Proto-Celtic *ɸlitanos (broad) (compare Welsh llydan, Cornish and Breton ledan). Cognate with Irish leathan.


lhean (comparative lhea)

  1. wide, broad
    Cha row rea lhean lheeah rieau roauyr.
    A wide grey ram was never fat.
    T’ee lhean-oghrishagh.
    She is broad-bosomed.
    Ta beeal ny purtey lhean.
    The harbour entrance is wide.
    Ta dreeym lhean er.
    He has a broad back.
    Ta oght lhean echey.
    It has a wide cut.
  2. broad (accent)
    Ta Baarle lhean echey.
    He has a regional English accent.