luigh

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish laigid, from Proto-Celtic *lego-, from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ-. Cognate with Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌲𐌰𐌽 ‎(ligan) and Old Church Slavonic лєжати ‎(ležati).

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Verb[edit]

luigh ‎(present analytic luíonn, future analytic luífidh, verbal noun luí, past participle luite)

  1. to lie (be in or assume a horizontal position)
    Luigh leis an uan, agus éirigh leis an éan.
    Lie with the lamb, and rise with the bird.

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References[edit]

  • Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*leg-o-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 236
  • laigid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “luiġim” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "luigh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.