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


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.