luí

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See also: lui, Lui, luì, -lui, and lu'i

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish lige (act of lying down; bed), from Proto-Celtic *legyom, from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ- (to lie (down)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

luí

  1. subjunctive analytic of luigh

Noun[edit]

luí m (genitive singular as substantive luí, genitive as verbal noun luite)

  1. verbal noun of luigh
  2. (act or state of) lying down, prostration
    Tá mé i mo luí.
    I am lying down.
  3. setting (of heavenly bodies)
    luí na gréinesunset
    luí na gealaímoonset
  4. inclination, tendency
    luí chun léirscriosta aige.
    He has a propensity to destruction.

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References[edit]

  • 1 lige” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “luiġe” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "luí" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.