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Borrowing from English press.



preas m (genitive singular preasa, nominative plural preasanna)

  1. press (device used to apply pressure; printed media)


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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
preas phreas bpreas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from English press.


preas m (genitive singular preasa, plural preasan)

  1. wrinkle, fold, crease
    • gun phreas gun smal, without wrinkle or spot
    • Tha preasan 'na aodann. His face is wrinkled.


preas m (genitive singular pris, plural preasan or pris)

  1. cupboard, press


preas (past phreas, future preasaidh, verbal noun preasadh, past participle preaste)

  1. wrinkle, corrugate
  2. plait, braid
  3. squeeze, crush by weight or force

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Welsh prys.


preas m (genitive singular pris, plural preasan or pris)

  1. a bush, a shrub
    • Thilg i an leanabh fo aon de na preasan. She threw the child under one of the shrubs.
    • Cha deach car do theadhair mu phreas. Your tether has not gone round the bush. (Said of a person who looks well.)
  2. a thicket
  3. brier
Usage notes[edit]

Preas is not used in Arran, where they say craobh for a garden bush and tom for a wild bush.

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  • 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
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)