liosta

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈl̠ʲɪsˠt̪ˠə]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Old English līste (hem, edge, strip), from Proto-Germanic *līstǭ, and/or Old French liste (border, band; strip of paper), itself from the Germanic word.

Noun[edit]

liosta m (genitive singular liosta, nominative plural liostaí)

  1. list (register or roll of paper; codified representation of a list)
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English list.

Noun[edit]

liosta m (genitive singular liosta)

  1. (nautical) list
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Irish lista (tedious, wearisome; persistent, tenacious).

Adjective[edit]

liosta

  1. slow, tedious
  2. irksome, tiresome
  3. persistent, importunate
Declension[edit]
Alternative forms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
  • liostachán m (tiresome, importunate, person)
  • liostachas m (listlessness, languidness; lingering illness)
  • liostacht f (tediousness, tiresomeness; persistence, importunity)

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

liosta m sg

  1. genitive singular of liost (teasel)

Further reading[edit]

  • "liosta" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • lista” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Old English līste (hem, edge, strip), from Proto-Germanic *līstǭ, and/or Old French liste (border, band; strip of paper), itself from the Germanic word.

Noun[edit]

liosta f (genitive singular liosta, plural liostaichean)

  1. list (of items)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish lista (tedious, wearisome; persistent, tenacious).

Adjective[edit]

liosta

  1. boring, tedious, prolix
  2. importunate
Alternative forms[edit]
Synonyms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
  • mì-liosta (unimportunate, unsolicitous, unobtrusive, adjective)

Further reading[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • lista” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.