lios

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See also: Lios and líos

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish les (the space about a dwelling-house or houses enclosed by a bank or rampart).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /l̠ʲɪsˠ/, /l̠ʲʊsˠ/

Noun[edit]

lios m (genitive singular leasa, nominative plural liosanna)

    1. enclosed ground of (ancient) dwelling-house; enclosed space, garth
    2. ringfort
    3. fairy mound
  1. ring, halo

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • liosachán (fairy fort, fairy mound)
  • urlios (forecourt, front enclosure)

External links[edit]

  • "lios" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • fairy fort” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • fairy hill” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • fairy ring” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • garth” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • liss” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • ringfort” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • 2 les” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lios f, m (genitive singular lise or liosa, plural liosan)

  1. garden
    lios luibhean‎ ― a garden for herbs
    lios-àraich‎ ― a (plant) nursery
    lios-olaidh‎ ― an olive garden
  2. longing in pregnancy
  3. dispute, debate, strife
  4. house, habitation
  5. palace
  6. fortified place
  7. enclosure or stall for cattle
  8. court
    lios rìoghail‎ ― a royal court
    lios ìosal‎ ― a low court